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CFO Sink Urges Governor Crist to Pass Energy Efficiency Legislation

5/24/2010

CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Jayme O’Rourke, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today asked Governor Crist to sign into law the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which would give local governments the option of providing loans for property owners to make energy-efficiency enhancements to their homes and engage in renewable energy projects.
 
“The PACE program is an innovative way for Florida’s property owners and governments to work together to increase Florida’s energy efficiency  and promote energy conservation, energy security, and the reduction of greenhouse gases,” said CFO Sink.
 
“Especially as we continue to confront the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it is timely for Florida to implement programs like PACE and explore alternative options to secure our energy future.”
 
Funding for Florida’s proposed PACE program comes from proceeds of a revenue bond issuance; property owners then repay the loan through an assessment on their individual property tax bills.
 
To read the full letter, click here.