The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program is hosting two Webinars tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18. The first targets recipients of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG), and the second targets state and local officials interested in the role of policy in renewable energy market development.

Introduction to Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing Programs

Wednesday, November 18
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs enable local governments to raise money through the issuance of bonds or other sources of capital to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The financing is repaid over a set number of years through a “special tax” or “assessment” on the property tax bill of only those property owners who voluntarily choose to participate in the program. There is little or no up-front cost to the property owner, and if the property is sold before the end of the repayment period, the new owner inherits both the repayment obligation and the financed improvements.

This Webinar will describe how PACE programs work, and allow you to hear from the program managers on the front lines who have launched the first PACE programs in the country.

The presenters will be:
• Cisco DeVries, Renewable Funding LLC
• Ann Livingston, Boulder County, Colorado
• Dorian Dale, Babylon, New York
• John Haig, Sonoma County, California
• Mike Martin, San Francisco, California

To register and for event information: Event Information: Introduction to Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs

State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy

Wednesday, November 18
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

The DOE Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials is offering a Web seminar that shows state rankings for adoption of renewable energy technologies and gives an overview of state policies that support renewable energy development.

The presenter will be: Joyce McLaren, senior energy analyst at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she specializes in analysis of the impacts of policy on renewable energy market development.

You can find more information about the presenter as well as links to background materials and reports on the TAP Webinar section of the DOE Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Web site.

Click here to register for the: State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy

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After a decade performing as a lead guitarist for rock bands, Chris de Morsella decided to return to the career his uncle mentored him in as a youth....Software Engineering. Since that time he has thrown himself into his work. He has designed a compound document publishing architecture for regulatory submissions capable of handling very large multi-document FDA regulatory drug approval submissions, for Liquent, a division of Thompson Publishing. At the Associated Press, Chris worked with senior editors at facilities around the world, to develop a solution for replacing existing editorial systems with an integrated international content management solution. He lead the design effort at Microsoft for a help system for mobile devices designed to provide contextual help for users. Chris also helped to develop the web assisted installer for LifeCam2.0, the software for Microsoft’s web cam and developed late breaking features for the product He also served with the Rhapsody client team to redesign and build a major new release of Real Networks Rhapsody client product. His most recent assignment has been Working with the Outlook Mobile Time Management team for the next release of Outlook Mobile for the SmartPhone. Chris' interests are in green building and architecture, smart grid, the cloud, geo-thermal energy, solar energy, smart growth, organic farming and permaculture. Follow Chris on Twitter.