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Renovate America Completes 12th PACE Securitization (Ind. Report)
Renovate America,
Date: 2017-12-11
Residential energy efficiency finance provider Renovate America is reporting the closing of its 12th securitization of HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) green bonds. The securitization, which included $267,330,000 of class A1 and A2 notes, and $34,000,000 of class B notes, was well-subscribed, with several new asset management firms joining the ranks of Renovate America's investors, according to the release.

The projects backed by the bonds in HERO Funding 2017-3 are expected to lower homeowners' water and energy bills by more than $289 million over the useful lifetime of the products installed.

The HERO bond platform is the largest platform that solely produces green ABS bonds, with each of the company's 12 securitizations having been designated as "green" by Sustainalytics, an investment research firm specialized in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis. In 2017, Renovate America issued $775 million in PACE bonds across three deals -- 70 pct more in broadly syndicated ABS bonds than the next-largest PACE provider, according to the release. (Source: Renovate America, PR, 8 Dec., 20170 Contact: Renovate America, Greg Frost, Nicole Montecalvo, Investor Relations, (619) 568-6747, gfrost@renovateamerica,com,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renovate America,  PACE,  Energy Efficiency,  

BC Low-Carbon Fuels Standard Consultations Underway (Ind. Report)
Advanced Biofuels Canada
Date: 2017-12-11
Advanced Biofuels Canada is reporting the government of British Columbia has launched consultations on the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (RLCFRR) on the feasibility of the carbon intensity targets.

The proposed targets include a required 15 to 20 pct total reduction in carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2030, as well as potential amendments regarding cost containment, refinery improvements, biojet recognition, and non-fuel credit generating activities.

The RLCFRR includes a renewable fuel mandate -- 5 pct in gasoline, 4 pct in diesel -- as well as a 10 pct below 2010 by 2020 low carbon fuel standard which was considered "possible, but challenging." (Source: Advanced Biofuels Canada, EIN, Dec., 2017) Contact: Advanced Biofuels Canada, Ian Thomson, President, (604) 947-0040, (778) 233-3889 ,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Canada,  Low Carbon Fuel,  

Viridian Planning Dublin Bioenergy Plant (Int'l Report)
Date: 2017-12-11
Belfast-headquartered Northern Ireland energy player Viridian reports it is set to construct a bioenergy plant near Dublin next to a gas-fired power station previously built by Viridian. The new plant would generate up to 3.8 MW of electricity from 90,000 tpy of non-hazardous biodegradable waste.

The company is now seeking a five-year extension to a planning permission originally granted to Stream BioEnergy in 2013, but now held by Donegal-based bioenergy development company Connective Energy. (Source: Business Irish, Viridian Group, 10 Dec., 2017) Contact: Viridian Group,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Viridian,  Bioenergy,  

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