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Search Results: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
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Leveraging Bond Financing to Support Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals: Resource Summary for State and Local GovernmentsMembers only Login
This resource summary is for state, local, and K-12 energy professionals and non-finance experts seeking to understand how bonds can be used to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and initiatives. It outlines market trends in...
Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar: Measuring Impact & Data Collection
The fourth and final EIP webinar focuses on evaluating successful EIPs, identifying the necessary data to collect to demonstrate successful and positive impact, and how EIPs can create lasting, powerful movements towards boosting bourgeoning clean...
Perspectives on Energy Investment Partnerships
To close out the Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar Series, Rima Ouied from the U.S. Department of Energy will provide closing remarks and reflect on the opportunity that states have for building new partnerships to finance and deploy clean...
Measuring Success in the States
Sandy Fazeli from the National Association of State Energy Officials will present ways some states have financed and already seen success with energy programs on the state levels
Energy Investment Partnerships: What Is It & How to Get Started
CDFA and the U.S. Department of Energy have partnered to produce the Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar Series and a set of four Fact Sheets. Each Fact Sheet will summarize the best practices covered in the corresponding webinar and provides...
National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection StudyMembers only Login
This executive summary is a companion to the full National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) report and primarily discusses the conclusions and recommendations of the study. Key results and observations are included. Electric...
Distributed Energy Generation in Multifamily HousingMembers only Login
University of California, Santa Barbara focuses on a solution best suited for HUD’s diverse portfolio located in clustered communities as part of the 2014 Better Buildings Case Competition. Key program details, a spatial distribution analysis of HUD...
Energy Efficiency Financing Program Implementation PrimerMembers only Login
This primer from the U.S. Department of Energy provides an overview of key considerations for state and local policymakers, utility energy efficiency program administrators, and partners in designing and implementing successful energy efficiency...
Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) OverviewMembers only Login
The Solar and Energy Loan Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a certified CDFI which provides energy expertise and affordable financing to enable low-to-moderate income homeowners and small businesses to identify and make cost-effective...
Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program GuidelinesMembers only Login
The California Energy Commission has developed these Guidelines to help implement and administer the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.
Oregon Department of Energy - Energy Loan ProgramMembers only Login
The State Energy Loan Program (SELP) offers low-interest loans for projects that: save energy; produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, waste materials or waste heat; use recycled materials to create...
Georgia Clean Energy Property Tax Credit ProgramMembers only Login
This document provides guidance, requirements, forms and other information to assist eligible taxpayers claim the Georgia Clean Energy Property Tax Credit. The credits are available to taxpayers between July 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014.
Texas Renewable Energy Industry ReportMembers only Login
The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Report is a very detailed assessment of the state's renewable energy portfolio. The report is balanced with information and data highlighting case studies. financial incentives, consumption by energy source,...
Incentives for Clean Energy ProductionMembers only Login
Tremendously useful document from Wisconsin's Office of Energy Independence. This document provides comprehensive, detailed information of all state and federal grants, loans, bonds, credits, and programs that can be utilized for clean energy...
A Smorgasbord of Innovative Financing ModelsMembers only Login
Jeffrey Greenberger with Affordable Community Energy presents a unique housing development and energy project that incorporated multiple tax credits and federal development finance tools.
Exploring the Effectiveness of Capital Financing OptionsMembers only Login
Jeff Pitkin with New York Energy Research and Development Authority explores the effectiveness of private capital financing options through revolving loans and loan-loss reserves.
Ohio Energy Loan Fund Guidelines and Application ProcessMembers only Login
This Notice of Funding Available was issued by the Ohio Department of Development and provides the program guidelines and application process for loans through the state Energy Loan Fund.
Revolving Loan Funds and the State Energy ProgramMembers only Login
The Department of Energy has published this list of steps and best practices for using the DoE's State Energy Program funds to finance a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).
DOE Guidance on State Energy Programs on Revolving Loan Funds and Loan Loss Reserves Members only Login
This document contains guidance from the Department of Energy on the use of State Energy Program funds to operate revolving loan funds. The paper discusses federal restrictions on the use of these funds.
State Energy RLFs -- Overview and TrendsMembers only Login
This report from the National Association of State Energy Officials covers state revolving loan funds, particularly with regards to newly created or altered with ARRA funding. The report offers an overview of RLFs and provides summaries of the...
Exploring the Effectiveness of Private Capital Financing Options through Revolving Loans and Loan-Loss ReservesMembers only Login
Jeff Pitkin from the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority provides a thorough overview of the state's financing options for energy efficiency improvements. Details include loan requirements and the financing structure for a...
Energy Finance in ActionMembers only Login
The Energy Finance in Action panel included these presentations by David Rogers and Douglas Lamb. David Rogers reviewed several programs, including tax-exempt bonds, federal tax credits, and PACE. Douglas Lamb covered energy financing models,...
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing: The Ohio StoryMembers only Login
This review of PACE financing in Ohio was written by Raymond C. Headen, Sally W. Bloomfield, Matt Warnock, and Caleb Bell of Bricker & Eckler, LLP. The article reviews federal policies affecting PACE and mortgages, as well as Ohio policies affecting...
Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)
This paper from the National Renewable Energy laboratory describes the basics of how a revolving loan fund works and how to setup a revolving loan fund for energy efficiency projects. The appendix contains a variety of resources related to RLF best...
Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Recipients on Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
The Department of Energy has released this guidance pertaining to the use of Energy Efficiency and Block Grant (EEBCG) funds. It explains how funds can be used for capitalizing revolving loan funds, interest rate buy down, loan loss reserves and...
Guidance for State Energy Program Recipients on Financing Programs
The Department of Energy has released this guidance for recipients of DOE State Energy Program funds. It explains how funds can be used for capitalizing revolving loan funds, interest rate buy down, loan loss reserves and other development finance...
ARRA: An Overview of the Alternative Energy Provision
This presentation was given by Brett Breitschwerdt of Bricker & Eckler LLP at the OEDA Annual Summit on October 15, 2009. This presentation covers the tax and financing provisions of Federal and Ohio programs concerning Alternative Energy.
Energy Savers (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your community, and while driving.
Industrial Technologies Program (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
The Industrial Technologies Program works with U.S. industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. The program invests in high-risk, high-value R&D to reduce industrial energy use while stimulating productivity and...
Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
In buildings, energy efficiency means using less energy for heating, cooling, and lighting. It also means buying energy-saving appliances and equipment for use in a building. This section focuses on saving energy in buildings. Two renewable energy...
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