As soon as today, the Montana State Senate is expected to consider SB 330, legislation that would authorize Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing throughout the state. If enacted, the bill would allow property owners to access long-term, low-interest loans for energy improvements. Through PACE, local governments in Montana would be empowered to invest in projects that support clean energy, energy efficiency and water conservation. PACE can help property owners save on utility and heating bills, as well as work to conserve energy and water and support local jobs.
On March 30, SB 330 passed its second reading in the Senate, and on March 31 it is up for its third reading and its final Senate vote. We need your help to ensure this important legislation receives final approval by the Senate.
USGBC Montana urges you to contact your senator today to vote "yes" on SB 330. Send a message, call your senator directly, or leave a voice message for up to five legislators at once by calling 406.444.4800.
By enabling PACE in Montana, our local governments will have more tools to create a secure energy future and create jobs for our communities.