NASEO recently submitted comments in response to DOE's draft Best Practice Guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Programs. The Guidelines were released in response to a July 19 White House press release, announcing federal agency, state and local government, and private sector commitments to increase access to solar energy and energy efficiency across the United States. NASEO’s comments address a number of the guidelines, including those relating to cost-effectiveness; consumer and lender protections; energy assessments; rebates and tax credits; and quality assurance and anti-fraud measures. We will keep you updated as DOE develops a final version of the Guidelines. To learn more about PACE financing, contact Sandy Fazeli (firstname.lastname@example.org).