KLA Perspectives

New Financing Solutions Podcast: Will 2017 be “The Year of PACE”?

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Feb 23, 2017 1:09:59 PM

I’ve just posted the most recent SAS Talk podcast and during our conversation my guest Erin Deady of Erin Deady Law, who helped get Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing off the ground in Florida, says she expects 2017 to be “The Year of PACE.” We explore that and more as we kick off a Financing Solutions series, shining the spotlight first on PACE as one of many tools local governments have at their disposal to support clean energy, climate protection and sustainability projects in their communities.

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Topics: local government, SAS Talk Podcast

Preparing for the Unknown: The Importance of Local Leadership in the Trump Era

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Jan 18, 2017 12:48:25 PM

We do not really know what to expect from incoming President Trump as it relates to... well almost anything. But one thing we do know is that he has repeatedly professed not to believe in manmade climate change -- despite the clear science and the potentially dire consequences to his sprawling Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach from sea-level rise (my hometown paper The Boston Globe just did a great dive into that issue).

His Cabinet is shaping up to reflect those views, or worse. If confirmed, his head of the Department of Energy once famously forgot the name of the department and said he wanted to abolish it
; his Secretary of State will have just stepped down after 4 decades at climate-change-denier ExxonMobil; and at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency would be a man who, in his capacity as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, has sued that very agency more than a dozen times.

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Topics: climate change, local government

Introducing our new podcast focused on sustainability at the local level: SAS Talk with Kim Lundgren

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Dec 14, 2016 3:58:36 PM

I like to talk, and I have a lot to say. And that’s particularly true when it comes to sustainability and climate issues and how local governments are leading the way with solutions. That niche has been my passion and career for nearly two decades. During that time I’ve spoken to and been inspired by so many people who are fighting the good fight at (or in support of) the local government level -- with amazing results, overcoming significant challenges, employing innovative approaches, and willing and eager to learn from and help others. Ultimately, I wanted to share those conversations in an accessible way.

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Topics: sustainability, local government, SAS Talk Podcast

Public Works Always There....For Your Bike to Work

Posted by Kim Lundgren on May 19, 2016 1:09:24 AM

This post originally appeared on the American Public Works Association (APWA) Center for Sustainability blog. You can find it here.

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Topics: local government, public works