Mike O’Brien and Sahar Fathi
GHG emissions; Building sector, Legislation
This article discusses Seattle’s attempts to reduce GHG emissions from the building sector, analyzing the potential application of Utility Bill Financing and PACE programs. The article next analyzes the constitutional hurdles that threaten to impede energy efficiency financing, looking in particular at HB 2853. Finally the article concludes by stating the case for the passage of legislation like HB 2853, and reiterating the ability of cities like Seattle to effectively implement a Utility Bill Financing program.
(2011) 1 Seattle Journal of Environmental Law