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Precedents for the National Climate Bank - Federal Financing via Independent InstitutionsMembers only Login
The National Climate Bank Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. Senate on July 8, and in the House on December 12, 2019. This paper discusses their lessons and precedents for the National Climate Bank, including relevant details of their formation,...
Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy Members only Login
When paired with energy efficiency measures, cost effective solar energy systems can support state and local program administrators’ goals to reduce low-income household energy burden. Energy burden is the share or percentage of annual household...
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program's OfficeMembers only Login
Edward Rios from the Department of Energy provides an overview of the financing programs offered through the Loan Programs Office at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Solar Lending Practices by Community and Regional Financial Institutions Members only Login
Current projections of solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs and deployment in the United States indicate substantial capital requirements over the next 30 years and beyond. Concurrently, community and regional financial institutions (CRFIs),...
Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016Members only Login
This report—an update based on Fiscal Year 2016 data—continues a series of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports on federal direct financial interventions and subsidies into energy markets. EIA assigns within-scope U.S. tax and direct...
Clean Energy Financing from the Dept. of EnergyMembers only Login
The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office has more than $40 billion in authority to finance innovative clean energy projects and advanced technology vehicles manufacturing. 
Brownfields to Renewables: Redeveloping Contaminated Lands with Renewable Generation FacilitiesMembers only Login
Bjorn Jensen's 2010 Thesis for MIT focuses on using renewable energy generation to facilitate brownfield remediation, examining three successful and one unsuccessful case study to understand best practices and common hurdles.
Investing in American EnergyMembers only Login
This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy gives an overview of the Loan Programs Office (LPO), LPO projects, and programs ran by LPO.
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program OverviewMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loans support the development of advanced technology vehicles (ATV) and associated components in the United States. As of July 2014, the program has made over $8B in...
Clean Energy & Energy Finance: Overcoming Challenges & Delivering SuccessMembers only Login
Kate Tompkins with Squire Sanders addresses challenges in clean energy and energy finance. Furthermore, Tompkins touches on important financing considerations, and assessing various sources of capital to find the best match for your particular...
A Bright Future: Building a Solar AtlantaMembers only Login
Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center details Atlanta's efforts towards sustainability and green energy production. This report urges public leaders to consider making a considerable investment in clean energy, specifically solar energy, in...
Concise Summary of U.S. Dept of Energy Loan Guarantee ProgramMembers only Login
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP provided a summary of the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Section 1705 Program. This document outlines key participants, documents, financing structures, eligibility, security, fees & costs and more.
GAO Report: Department of Energy - Status of Loan ProgramsMembers only Login
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their report on the status of three loan programs administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). In the report, GAO reveals the underutilization of these programs and details the efforts of DOE to...
DOE - How the Government Delivers Clean Energy and U.S. JobsMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office released a document detailing the three clean energy loan programs they administer including Section 1703, Section 1705, and ATVM Loan Programs. The document contains program objectives, functionality,...
DOE Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan ProgramMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Energy offered a webinar featuring the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. The webinar provides an overview of the program, goals, eligibility, requirements, and characteristics of a strong application.
CDFA-Stern Brothers Renewable Energy Finance Webcast Series: A New Era of Energy Financing in the MidwestMembers only Login
The Midwest has quietly been transitioning into an economy driven by clean energy and innovation that builds on its strong roots in manufacturing and farming. We are now seeing wind farms, solar panel installations, and new energy research centers...
A New Era of Energy Financing in the Midwest Presentation
The Midwest has quietly been transitioning into an economy driven by clean energy and innovation that builds on its strong roots in manufacturing and farming. We are now seeing wind farms, solar panel installations, and new energy research centers...
Financing Renewable Energy: IntroductionMembers only Login
Stephen Tracy with Novogradac & Company covers renewable energy markets and current state of affairs.
NREL Renewable Energy Financing Tracking Initiative 2011Members only Login
These are the results of a survey of renewable energy financing professionals by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL). The results discuss the types of incentives used, borrowing terms and the importance of various government incentives.
Guidebook to Geothermal Finance
This guidebook produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an in-depth analysis of how federal and state financing programs affect the geothermal industry.
Solar Energy Investment Tax CreditsMembers only Login
This fact sheet from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency provides a details on the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) program as it relates to solar energy. The sheet overviews the program and discusses how the tax credits can benefit banks.
Emerging Trends in the U.S. Solar Market
As the United States solar market continues to grow, local governments and states are increasingly considering new policies and incentives. This report looks at recent trends in the solar market and uses current trends to project ahead.
Financing Alternative Energy: Development Finance Organizations (DFOs) as Deal Origination & Risk-Sharing Partners
This presentation gives on overview of the DOE loan guarantee program for development finance agencies. It gives a basic explanation of the program and how agencies can participate. It includes information related to successfully completing the...
DOE Seeks Partnerships with Development Finance Agencies for Loan Guarantee ProgramMembers only Login
The Department of Energy has released this request for information pertaining to the DOE Loan Guarantee Program. Under this RFI, the Department of Energy is seeking information from public and non-profit development finance organizations for DOE’s...
Loan Guarantees For Commercial Renewable Energy Generation Projects AnnouncedMembers only Login
Bricker & Eckler addresses the Department of Energy's new Financial Institution Partnership Program (FIPP) as part of the ARRA-authorized expansion of the DOE's Loan Guarantee Program for commercial renewable energy generation projects.
Department Of Energy Webinar Loan Guarantee Program Suggestions for a Strong ApplicationMembers only Login
The Department of Energy has issued this Webinar on how to create a strong application for their federal loan guarantee program. This resources provides a valuable outline on what to include and highlight in a proposal.
Issue Brief: DOE Loan Guarantee Program
The Coal Utilization Research Council gives a detailed overview of the loan guarantee program, focusing heavily on the application process and how the money is allocated to specific industries.
Stimulus Bill Creates More Than $60 Billion of Loan Guarantee Opportunities – Including for Previously Ineligible Renewable and Transmission ProjectsMembers only Login
Paul Hastings Stay Current newsletter gives an overview of how the loan guarantee program works, the types of projects eligible, and what industries will benefit.
Concise Summary of U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee ProgramMembers only Login
Milbank gives a brief summary of all aspects of the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Including the changes brought on by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
DOE Secretary Streamlines Loan Guarantee ProgramsMembers only Login
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu streamlines the Loan Guarantee Programs to accelerate the process of approving the loan guarantee's.
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program: Innovative Technology SolicitationMembers only Login
The American Wind Energy Association summarizes the key provisions in the innovative technology solicitation issued by the U.S. Department of Energy in July 2009.
Loan Guarantee Solicitation AnnouncementMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Energy solicits applications for the Loan Guarantee Program. They also give a very detailed description about the program.
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