No longer are utilities vertical-integrated from source to home. Reliable energy is assured by SMART grid investments; providing many of us the comfort of a heightened standard of living, raising productivity levels by subsidizing energy efficient end-uses, and making obtainable the luxuries of our aspirational society.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has grown since its 2008 start as a solar financing tool, to include energy efficiency projects. PACE allows local government to administer efficiency loans using private capital and the jurisdiction's property tax system. Local taxing agencies assume new responsibilities, in between private lenders and private property owners.
Normally I wouldn't bother to broach this subject again, because for the last decade or so, economic and political misunderstandings, lies and delusions are everywhere and inescapable, and so a sensible contribution might not be appreciated.
12/09/13 - By Corey Benson , Business Development Analyst, Joule Assets Inc.
Competitive forces can produce unexpected outcomes, particularly in industries that have undergone restructuring from vertically integrated monopolies to open competition. The electricity supply industry presents a fascinating case study of the seemingly counter-intuitive strategies businesses can deploy to succeed in competitive markets.