The Federation intercedes for Mirandés against LaLiga

first_imgFor now, and according to the schedule set by LaLiga, Mirandés will play on Sunday, March 1 against Numancia, and 4 against Real. For its part, Real Sociedad will play against Valladolid on Friday, February 28 and will have two more days off. This is what has exploded the coach of Mirandés, Iraola, who has said that “there are decisions that are difficult to understand. The difference that already exists between both teams with this is even bigger, and that is to have three days to having a rest five is a substantial difference. An injustice is being committed with Mirandés. And it is not a complaint because it benefits the Real. If it had been Sevilla, Valencia or Atlético de Madrid we would be the same, “said the former player of the Athletic Club The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sent a letter to LaLiga in which it requests that it reconsider the dates proposed by LaLiga for the matches prior to the Cup qualifier that the Real Sociedad and Mirandés must play. The RFEF mediates in favor of the Burgos team to “match their rest with the Royal Society so that their rival does not have two more days off”, says the letter signed by Alfredo Olivares, the director of federative competitions, to which this newspaper has had access. It is the second time that RFEF asks LaLiga to put the Championship matches before the second leg of the Cup semifinals on the same day, to prevent one team from having more days off than another. The first time he did it was in a telephone conversation held last day 7, as stated in the federative document. This Wednesday has insisted in writing since “in the tie that faces Mirandés and Real Sociedad, the San Sebastian team has two more days off with respect to the other semifinalist of Copa, whose match has been set for the Sunday before the return match of the tie. ” Of course, before the commotion mounted by the least rest of the Burgos, in Donostia they remember that in the round of eighth Real-Osasuna, the txuri-urdin team had 48 hours less rest than the rojillos, In a similar situation. Imanol’s team played on a Sunday and that of Arrasate played on Friday. And nobody said anything. Mirandés’ complaint, therefore, has a precedent for this same season, and there was not much controversy nor did the RFEF intercede.last_img read more

‘Best of the best’ of PH volleyball assembled for Asian Games

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo from asianvolleyball.netFor the first time in 36 years, the Philippines is sending a volleyball team in the Asian Games — and it’s well aware of the odds it’s going to face.The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas has released the final 12 players comprising the national team whose social media following rival even that of the medal contender basketball counterpart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cayco made the announcement along with national head coach Shaq delos Santos amid criticism that the Philippines stands no chance against superpowers China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.“These are the best of the best of Philippine volleyball, and we at LVPI believe that they can get even better, enough for us to get back to the world stage,” added Cayco. “But we can’t do it by having them just play against each other in the local league. They need to go out and measure themselves against our neighbors.”Asian Games women’s volleyball has been ruled by China from 1998 to 2010, until South Korea took it back in Incheon in 2014.The past five Asiads, podium finishes have been occupied by the Big Four plus Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei.The Philippines’ last Asiad appearance was in the 1982 India edition where the Filipinas wound up fifth. Since then the country didn’t send team to the quadrennial Games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to participate to get international exposure as part of our training program. Our target is a podium finish in the SEA Games 2019,” said LVPI acting president Peter Cayco. “We will make a gallant stand against the volleyball giants of Asia.”READ: Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIncluded in the 12-woman roster are team captain Aby Marano, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Dawn Macandili, Alyssa Valdez, Kim Kiana Dy, Jaja Santiago, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Dindin Manabat, Cha Cruz-Behag, and Ces Molina.Denden Lazaro and Rhea Dimaculangan are reserve players who will still fly to Jakarta along with the team. View commentslast_img read more

WFP, MOE Resuming School Meals Program

first_imgFlashback: Students at Kpanay Town Public School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County raise hands for school meals.Break in feeding resulted in 29 percent drop in daily attendanceThe United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and authorities at the Ministry of Education (MoE) have announced that they will shortly resume the flagship School Meals Program in nine of the 15 counties. The program will target 127,000 primary students in government schools.Johnson Kolubah, WFP head of School Meals Program, said the organization’s country office has been working on the commodity procurement and shipment to begin school meals for the targeted beneficiaries, including 4,000 girls who will also receive take home rations as encouragement for them to remain in school.School feeding is an important intervention that encourages daily school attendance. During an outcome monitoring survey the WFP and MoE conducted in May this year, many parents and school administrators reported that the smoke from the school kitchen is a sign of food being prepared at the schools and thus encourages students to attend each day they see smoke floating over the school compound.At the same time, school meals improve retention and helps parents cope with the stress of providing daily lunch money for their children.The current WFP Country School Meals Program was largely supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, under the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition FY 2013 Award.  It is a three-year grant from 2014 to 2016 which experienced a temporary break in feeding for WFP assisted schools in February this year.The break in feeding resulted in about 29 percent drop in daily attendance at the schools supported by WFP between March and June.In August this year, WFP mobilized limited resources to resume the school meals program for four months in Gbapolu, Nmba, Bassa, Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh, RiverGee, Grand Kru and Maryland counties.Meal time at Kpanay Public School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa CountyWFP Liberia’s Deputy Country Director, Asif Bhutto, said the organization is deeply concerned about the prevailing funding constraints for the school meals program.“We are reaching out to all development partners and engaging our donors in an effort to mobilize additional resources to continue with school meals beyond the specified four months,” Bhutto said.In preparation for the resumption of the program, MoE and WFP in late September, conducted the county stakeholders’ training on a regional basis for 153 personnel, including County Chief Education Officers, District Education Officers, District Supervising Principals, County School Feeding Coordinators, District School Feeding Focal Persons, and WFP School Meals Focal Persons from all the nine WFP supported counties.Importantly, WFP and MoE have also planned community and school-level training targeting 2,344 principals, food managers (school record keepers), cooks as well as Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) members.The training, WFP said will be conducted this month and will focus on the roles of the selected actors in the school meals program implementation and management at the school and community levels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Romney formally enters ’08 campaign

first_img“I don’t believe Washington can be transformed from within by lifetime politicians,” Romney said, an obvious swipe at McCain without mentioning his name. “There have been too many deals, too many favors, too many entanglements – and too little real world experience managing, guiding, leading.” “I don’t believe Washington can be transformed by someone who has never tried doing such a thing before, in any setting, by someone who has never run a corner store, let alone the largest enterprise in the world,” said Romney, who added: “Talk is easy, talk is cheap. It is the doing that’s hard.” DEARBORN, Mich. – Mitt Romney, a lesser-known Republican in a jam-packed presidential field, embarked on his White House bid Tuesday, casting himself as a political outsider with the managerial skills necessary to fix a flawed Washington. “We have lost faith in government,” Romney said in his native state as he formally entered the 2008 race. “It is time for innovation and transformation in Washington. It is what our country needs. It is what our people deserve.” His political r sum thin – he served just one term as Massachusetts governor – Romney sought to turn that potential weakness into a strength, portraying himself as the best candidate to meet the country’s challenges given his venture capitalist background and proven leadership in the public, private and volunteer sectors. In doing so, he attempted to draw a stark distinction between his qualifications and those of his top Republican rival, four-term Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is widely considered the GOP candidate to beat after losing to George W. Bush in 2000. The senator is planning to formally announce his candidacy sometime next month. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Napoli expected to announce Benitez departure as Spaniard nears Real Madrid move

first_img1 Napoli are expected to announce the departure of manager Rafael Benitez to Real Madrid this week after calling an unexpected press conference for Thursday.The Serie A club close out their season with a home game against Lazio on Sunday, but former Liverpool boss Benitez looks set to confirm his impending exit for the Bernabeu three days earlier.A statement published on Napoli’s official website on Tuesday evening read: “President Aurelio De Laurentiis announced this afternoon that in a few hours time there would be some news.“That news is that at 1300 [local time] on Thursday, there will be a press conference held by the club president, alongside Rafa Benitez.”Earlier in the day, former Real president Ramon Calderon told talkSPORT he is “99 per cent” certain Bentinez will the Spanish giants’ next coach.After weeks of speculation about his future, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked on Monday with current president Florentino Perez announcing the time had come for a “change of direction”.Before his dismissal, 55-year-old Ancelotti said he was going to have a back operation and would take a year-long sabbatical if Real decided to part company with him.And the coach’s statement was reiterated by his representative Ernesto Bronzetti on Monday night.FIFA ‘super agent’ Bronzetti told Italian television channel Rai Sport: “As of right now, Ancelotti wants to take a year’s break. That’s his intention.” Napoli manager Rafael Benitez last_img read more

Can you believe this was tweeted from an official club Twitter account?

first_img9 Here’s another classic from Dortmund, when they replied to a rather confused user, who appeared to have tweeted the Bundesliga giants by mistake.And fellow Germans Borussia Mönchengladbach sent a tweet last summer which proved popular among fans of Football Manager, after a user claimed he was sacked by the German club on the computer game. 9 Conference outfit Cheltenham may not have the biggest presence on social media, but a tweet about a rather unusual kit malfunction at Gateshead on Saturday got them plenty of retweets. With kick-off approaching at the Gateshead International Stadium, the Robins were quick to confirm why opposing forward James Marwood was without a shirt number:  The Serie A side left Manchester with a point, drawing 1-1, and they provided City with a cheeky reply. Manuel Pellegrini’s men inevitably went on to win at the Stadio Olimpico. 9 9 9 Going back a few years, Klopp’s new club produced an inexplicable Twitter blunder in the early years of the social media site. Liverpool posted the message below, which rival fans still love to share when things are not going well for the Reds. Following Jose Mourinho’s jibes of West Ham’s ‘19th-century’ style of football in 2014, West Ham poked fun at the Chelsea boss with this tongue-in-cheek picture of the Hammers arriving at Stamford Bridge for their Boxing Day fixture last season.  9 Man City’s media team made a gaffe when they stupidly tempted fate ahead of their Champions League group tie with Roma last season, as Francesco Totti broke his English duck with a goal at the Etihad a few hours later. 9 Official club Twitter accounts aren’t usually the best source of entertainment on social media, but there are exceptions.Following Liverpool’s appointment of German manager Jürgen Klopp, former club Borussia Dortmund wished their former boss well with a Beatles-inspired image. last_img read more

Spurs scorched by the Suns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Hinrich shot 9-of-12 from the field and Gordon, in just his sixth start of the season, was 7-for-11. Mavericks 83, Timberwolves 79: Dirk Nowitzki overcame 3 ½ quarters of being pestered by Kevin Garnett to score seven straight points in the closing minutes, helping Dallas rally past visiting Minnesota. Nowitzki scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, most coming during a 14-3 run over the last 3:04. Jazz 94, Pistons 90: Andrei Kirilenko had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and former Pistons player Mehmet Okur added 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Utah Jazz beat host Detroit for the second time this season, in overtime. The win gave Utah a season-series sweep of Detroit and almost as many wins against the Pistons (2) as the rest of the NBA combined (3). The 26-5 Pistons, losers for just the second time in 13 games, had their 10-game home winning streak snapped. Cavaliers 96, Bucks 88: LeBron James scored 35 points and shook off the effects of a hard fall as host Cleveland rebounded from an awful loss by beating Milwaukee. Hawks 101, Hornets 93: Al Harrington scored 24 points and Atlanta withstood a career-high 29 points from Speedy Claxton to end visiting New Orleans’ three-game winning streak. Magic 108, Bobcats 92: Dwight Howard had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and host Orlando took advantage of the injury-riddled Charlotte frontcourt. Wizards 103, Celtics 102: Gilbert Arenas scored 31 points, including two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining, and host Washington beat Boston to snap a four-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tim Duncan had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili scored 19, Tony Parker 18 and Robert Horry 15 for the defending NBA champs. Bulls 111, Grizzlies 82: Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points and Ben Gordon had 21 as Chicago shot 62 percent and ended Memphis’ five-game winning streak with the home win. center_img Shawn Marion and Steve Nash triggered a fourth-quarter surge that lifted Phoenix over visiting San Antonio, snapping the Spurs’ five-game winning streak in a matchup of division leaders. Marion scored 11 in the fourth quarter to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nash scored 10 in the fourth and had 22 points and 10 assists in the Suns’ seventh victory in eight games. The lone loss in the stretch was in triple overtime to the Knicks in New York on Monday night. Boris Diaw also scored 18 for Phoenix, which beat San Antonio for only the second time in their last nine regular season meetings. last_img read more


first_imgA public meeting will be held next week to discuss plans to build Ireland’s largest wind farm in the Finn Valley.Plans are to be lodged this Friday with An Bord Pleanala by Planree Ltd for up to 49 huge turbines, some with a maximum height of 500 feet, stretching from Barnesmore Gap to near Castlefin.A public meeting on the proposals, organised by local residents, will be held in Meenreagh Social Centre (old school), Killygordon, on Thursday, February 12, at 8 pm. Copies of all plans and documents submitted to Donegal County Council in relation to the project, will be available for inspection from 7 pm.Submissions or objections must be lodged with ABP within seven weeks, starting on Friday, to arrive no later than 5:30 pm on Friday, March 27.More than 100 people attended an information day, organised by the developers, in Ballybofey, before Christmas, at which further details were unveiled of the proposals.The developers estimate the total electricity generating output from the proposed Carrickaduff Windfarm would be 105 MW, making it Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm. If the wind farm goes ahead, the developers claim the local community would benefit from a special fund worth €3 million over the 25 year lifespan of the turbines.However, opinion was divided among those who attended the pre-Christmas event. MAJOR PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS MASSIVE WIND FARM PLANNED FOR FINN VALLEY was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinn valleymeetingwind farmlast_img read more

Local mother with Lyme Disease calls for action on devastating illness

first_imgA Donegal woman with Lyme Disease has taken on a mission to spread awareness of the illness among local doctors.Emma Doherty from Gleneely has been plagued with the life-changing illness for the past 11 years. The primary school teacher was once an active and energetic woman, but after getting bitten by a tick at a GAA pitch, she has faced over a decade of debilitating disease.The determined mum of two boys, aged 4 and 2, had to fight for her own diagnosis. Now, she wants to see a changed system where Irish doctors are equipped with the knowledge and the testing facilities to give people the answers they need so their Lyme Disease can be treated. “I am 35 years old and yet I lost nearly a 1/3 of my life to a disease that, had I known what I know now, could have been prevented,” Emma said.Emma was a keen GAA player and footballerDoctors did not know what was wrong with Emma, she recalls. The list of possible diagnoses ranged from Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Myalgia, Neuralgia, Chronic Pain, Sciatica, Costochondritis etc. Some doctors told her she was ‘unlucky’ or ‘depressed’.The lightbulb moment came last summer when a kinesiologist told her there was a virus in her body. Suddenly, she remembered getting bitten at gaelic training and developing a large, growing rash mark.However, when her GP tested for Lyme, the result was negative. “Inside my body was on fire, I could hardly walk, lift my hand, my cognitive function was deteriorating. I couldn’t remember things, speaking became more difficult, looking at family/friends and not knowing their names. The pain was terrifying, everyday no let up, it felt like someone was sticking a knife into every bone and muscle in your body, my head felt like it was going to burst. Lyme causes inflammation in your brain. Then when that settled sciatica would start. How could this test be negative?”Emma did not stop there. She sourced a lab in Germany and organised to get her bloods taken and shipped over for testing. The results found Lyme Disease and several co-infections.“I was delighted to have finally a diagnosis and distraught as what to do next. Then the realisation hit that I had Lyme disease in my body for the past 11 years. I was terrified. I returned to my GP and handed over the results and was basically told that they could do nothing and that the results were not recognised in Ireland.”Emma Doherty on her wedding dayEmma went private to get treatment at the infectious diseases unit in the Mater Hospital Dublin. Finally, she is beginning to feel like herself again with a course of 4 different types of antibiotics every day and a range of supplements to boost her immune system. Emma also attends Biomagnetic pair therapy and it is hoped her treatment will be finished in three months’ time.“Right now I feel 75/80% back to myself. I feel ‘normal’. I never thought that would happen again. I’m looking forward to the future,” she said. Emma had to take sick leave from her work at Scoil Íosagáin Buncrana after a difficult Christmas. “I hit a wall in January, my weight was down to 9 stone, my levels of fatigue were x100 and I felt like the life was sucked out of me.”Emma Doherty with her husband Christopher and their sons Darragh (2) and Ronan (4)Emma is calling on every person to be aware of ticks outdoors and of the symptoms of the disease, particularly those in the medical world.“Our own health system is not aware. I presented to the doctors with the classic bullseye rash ( 50% of people infected with Lyme disease don’t get this rash) and yet I was only given a week of antibiotics and antihistamine. Now because I know, I should have got 6 weeks of antibiotics.“When do people ever question a doctor and their diagnosis? If you are diagnosed with a condition and are being treated for it, should you not expect your symptoms to improve or in the very least stay the same? What if doctors have got it wrong?” Emma said. Tick Tock Ireland are hosting the 2018 National Lyme Disease Conference in the Astra Hall, UCD on Saturday 2nd June 2018. Emma is calling on GPs from Donegal practices to attend the event and bring about change.“Our GPs are the first people that you will run to if you feel that you or your children may have this horrible disease. If GPs know what symptoms to look for people will get treated quicker and get better,” Emma said.For more information about Lyme Disease, visit the support group www.ticktalkireland.orgNote the poster below from on Lyme Disease prevention and detection.Local mother with Lyme Disease calls for action on devastating illness was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Awarenessemma dohertyhealthLyme Diseasetick talk irelandlast_img read more

Setting the PACE for Consumer Protection

first_imgResidential PACE (property assessed clean energy), an innovative solution for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, is being led by a set of industry mavens seeking to realize the promise of this public–private partnership. Specifically, industry stakeholders have come together to create a set of consumer protection standards that ensure that homeowners reap the full benefits of PACE while safeguarding against predatory behavior in this nascent market.The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently published new program guidelines that further codify such standards. The path to these policies, and the risks they mitigate, are outlined in Rocky Mountain Institute’s new insight brief, Driving Growth and Mitigating Risk: Standards for Residential PACE Programs. Why PACE?PACE helps homeowners overcome two major barriers to financing home energy performance improvement: first, the availability of up-front capital to pay for efficiency measures (such as lighting, HVAC upgrades, or the installation of a photovoltaic system); and second, the uncertainty of payback on such measures (given that the average U.S. homeowner owns their home for 15 years, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve). PACE and the need for consumer protectionAs the market for PACE financing grows, the local governments that authorize it and the private companies that typically provide it are focused on protecting consumers, who most often learn about PACE from an HVAC, roofing, window, solar, or other installer of PACE-eligible measures.“We continue to hear concerns about whether or not homeowners will get in over their heads with PACE loans — similar to how they can with a credit card,” said Martha Campbell, a manager with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Buildings program. “What consumer protections do is prevent homeowners from over-leveraging their property, and help ensure that the homeowner will be able to make the additional payments without putting their commitments to their other financial obligations at risk.”Because PACE projects can be such a substantial commitment for homeowners, it’s incumbent on all parties involved in a PACE-funded project to follow the highest standards of consumer protection to ensure the best outcomes. This is especially true because PACE impacts local governments that sponsor programs, homeowners, and — in most cases — an existing mortgage lender. Putting protections in placeWith the continued momentum and expansion of PACE, parties at the state and national levels have taken the initiative to set and implement best-in-class consumer protection guidelines. The DOE’s “Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs” served as the basis for early best practices established in 2014 by PACENation, an organization focused on promoting PACE by providing leadership and support to a growing member base (then operating as PACENow).In August 2015, President Obama committed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (HUD/FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide guidance on critical design elements for residential PACE programs. The FHA released its Mortgagee Letter in July 2016, which sent a strong message that helps solidify the nature of PACE liens in relation to first mortgages — a contentious issue that had impeded broader adoption and scaling of residential PACE across the country.PACENation, in collaboration with industry leaders, developed and released Consumer Protection Policies Version 1.0 earlier this year. The policies were adopted by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and the Western Riverside Council of Governments — both of which heavily informed California’s PACE policies — and now serve as an industry standard.“The industry needs to be aware that consumer protection standards that work already exist,” said Campbell. “More and more states will consider residential PACE thanks to increased DOE support and new Federal Housing Administration guidelines, which can benefit from clarity around what risks these standards can mitigate in the market. Driving consensus on best-in-class guidelines can improve confidence and inject more capital into programs.”Today, more consistent consumer protection standards upheld across local communities and states will help ensure the successful growth and scaling of residential PACE programs, while protecting the integrity of PACE as a public–private partnership. Standardization of operations across jurisdictional boundaries will reduce the need for customization and enable consistency, which will allow PACE programs to continue to streamline their operations, and thus provide lower costs to participating homeowners.RMI and PACENation’s newly published insight brief builds on past successes to detail a set of perceived risks around PACE, and how they can be managed through consumer protection policies.“We applaud the efforts of PACE industry stakeholders in developing robust program guidelines and independent audit processes, and support the industry’s goal for these guidelines to be the standard across state and local governments,” said Campbell. “Thanks to early leaders, we have a toolkit that can enable the standardization and coordination necessary to enable PACE financing to gain traction nationally.” In states with active residential PACE programs, homeowners can finance 100% of project costs. Loans are repaid for up to 20 years by means of an assessment added to the property tax bill, meaning that PACE financing stays with the building upon sale and can be transferred from one owner to the next. Some PACE providers offer financing for up to 30 years, constrained by the expectant life span of financed projects.Since the DOE’s issuance of the “Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs” in 2010, 31 states have passed PACE-enabling legislation, and the number of states with active PACE programs (commercial and residential) has grown to 16 (as of July 2016).center_img A Bipartisan Team Pitches a PACE RevivalScenes from PACE v. Fannie and FreddieThe Uneven Burden of Energy Costs Transforming Stimulus-Funded Weatherization into a National IndustryA PACE Approach to Commercial RetrofitsInnovative Financing for Energy Improvements RELATED ARTICLES Kelly Vaughn is the marketing manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute, where this blog was originally published.last_img read more