KTKZ 1380’s Eric Hogue hosted MPOWER’s Jenine Windeshausen and Congressman Dan Lungren on his weekday radio show, Capitol Hour, on January 10th. The two guests had the opportunity to share with Capitol Hour listeners the economic and environmental benefits of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs, ones like mPOWER. Last year, Congressman Lungren, along with Representatives Nan Hayworth (NY) and Mike Thompson (CA), introduced the PACE Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2599) to allow local communities to establish, and in some cases re-establish, residential PACE programs. To date, the legislation has more than 50 co-authors showing broad support for the voluntary clean energy financing programs.
Congressman highlighted the job creation opportunities that could exist if PACE programs were fully operational, especially for the construction industry which has been decimated by the economic recession. The guests also discussed other benefits including increasing property values, providing utility savings and reducing carbon gas emissions. Click here to listen to the radio interview.