Events - 13 Nov 17

Winning with PACE – Game Plans for Financing Energy Improvements

Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing programs are making it more cost effective and viable for commercial, industrial and not-for profit property owners to invest in energy cost saving measures and improvements or reliability. As a public benefit supported through a public collection method, this lending model is helping generate contractor job hours and creating opportunities for capital provides in your community to get in the game.

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Approaches for International Collaboration & Financing for CCUS Pilot Projects

This summer, the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) completed a study entitled “Analysis of Options to Overcome Barriers to Unilateral and Multilateral Large-Pilot Projects for Fossil Fuel Based Power Plants Equipped with CCS.”  The purpose of the report was to study innovative options for governments and industry to fund projects that test coal-based power generation and carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies at the large-pilot scale.

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Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?

To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise significantly by 2025 under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards-jointly administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and EPA. However, the automotive marketplace has changed significantly since the standards were written in 2009. Sustained low gas prices and the growing popularity of trucks and SUVs have led the auto industry to claim that it will be impossible to meet both 2025 and long-term efficiency standards without significant changes to the programs. Fortunately, there is another low-cost pathway available to regulators to preserve strong fuel efficiency standards and improve fuel quality.

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