September 17, 2019

Sarah Hunt Joins Board of Re-Launched PACENation

By Jacqueline Isaacs

Earlier today, PACENation announced its relaunch as an independent, membership-funded nonprofit organization. PACENation’s executive director, Colin Bishopp, made the announcement and discussed the organization’s new direction, initiatives, and partnerships at the Virginia Clean Energy Summit in Richmond, VA. 

PACENation also announced today the election of nine clean energy finance and policy leaders to its board of directors, including our CEO and co-founder, Sarah Hunt.

Sarah Hunt is a leader in conservative clean energy policy and a successful social entrepreneur. As co-founder and CEO of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, she leads public policy research and leadership development programs by and for women, minorities, and mavericks. Prior to founding the Rainey Center, Hunt launched a clean energy program at the American Legislative Exchange Council and a climate change program at the Niskanen Center. Her commentary on energy policy is regularly sought by a variety of prominent publications.

“For nearly a decade, PACENation and its members have worked with public officials and their partners to expand access to PACE financing,” Bishopp said. “So far nearly 250,000 American property owners have benefited from these efforts. And so have millions of others. In the hundreds of American communities that have authorized PACE financing, PACE has created 60,000 local jobs and reduced CO2e emissions by an estimated 9.1 million metric tons. That is an extraordinary achievement.”

Among the new initiatives announced today were the following:

  • industry-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiative
  • webinar series for state and local officials and their partners to support the growth of PACE financing in new and existing markets
  • detailed industry insights and market data including quarterly market reports to keep members updated on the most recent market activity

PACENation’s mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants. Learn more about joining PACENation here.

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