August 2, 2019
Ygrene Praises Gov. DeSantis Appointment of Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as Florida’s First Chief Resilience Officer
(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Ygrene Energy Fund, Florida’s leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, today praised Governor Ron DeSantis’ environmental leadership and appointment of Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer. As directed by Governor DeSantis, Dr. Nesheiwat will be responsible for preparing Florida for the environmental, physical, and economic impacts of climate change.
“The growing threats facing Florida due to climate change demand strong leadership, and this week Governor DeSantis showed once again his unwavering commitment to protecting Florida’s families and environment for generations to come. Ygrene commends Governor DeSantis for his appointment of a proven leader and bold environmental advocate in Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer,” said Mike Lemyre, Ygrene Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “Since 2012, Ygrene has provided nearly 30,000 Florida families and businesses with affordable financing for exactly the types of improvements to their homes and businesses that are part of the solution the Governor is addressing, and the new Chief Resilience Officer will be focused on. Helping Floridians prepare for impacts that the changing climate is having on their homes, businesses, communities and the entire state is what Ygrene stands for and we look forward to working with Dr. Nesheiwat as we continue to expand access to resiliency, renewable energy, and energy efficiency focused solutions in the Sunshine State.”
As the only Clean PACE Certified Partner operating in Florida, Ygrene has continued to show its commitment to putting consumers first and maintaining the industry’s most rigorous protections for every family that chooses PACE, while advancing access to resiliency, renewable energy, and energy efficient home and business improvements for thousands of Floridians.
Ygrene’s award-winning PACE program, with built-in consumer protections, is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, resiliency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades. Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. By providing over $1 billion of private capital to more than 550 local communities, Ygrene has created thousands of jobs and invested millions into local economies across the U.S. Learn more at ygrene.com.