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Mayors come together for Ygrene launch event

Several local mayors were on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon launching the Clean Energy Green Corridor program.

Several local mayors were on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon launching the Clean Energy Green Corridor program.

Ygrene Energy Fund and environmental non-profit partner, Carbon War Room, announced on Sept. 11 the launch of the Clean Energy Green Corridor program during a ribbon cutting ceremony with local municipal mayors at the new Ygrene Energy Center in Miami.

The program launches with a $230 million bond issuance immediately available to fund hurricane protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for commercial and residential buildings.

“Property owners across South Florida can now benefit from instant access to funds to upgrade their buildings and protect their properties from major storm damage,” said Tomás Regalado, Mayor of Miami and member of the Green Corridor governing board.

Notable attendes included: Mayor Herta Holly, Miami Shores; Mayor Shelley Stanczyk, Palmetto Bay; Commissioner Vince Lago, City of Coral Gables; Mayor Ed MacDougall, Cutler Bay; Mayor Cindy Lerner, Pinecrest, and Mayor Philip Stoddard, South Miami.

Ygrene’s Clean Energy Green Corridor program is a public private partnership with the cities of Miami, Cutler Bay, Miami Shores, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and South Miami that provides 100-percent financing to property owners for hurricane protection, energy efficiency, and renewable energy projectsusingzero public money. The program uses the property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing model to allow property owners to make payments as part of annual property assessments over a 20-year term.

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