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Search Results: Energy Finance
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Clean Energy For Low Income Communities ToolkitMembers only Login
The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) was a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and state and local governments to lower energy bills for low-income communities.
Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural DisasterMembers only Login
Cities, regions, and states across the country are facing natural disasters that can have devastating effects on life, property, the economy, and ecosystems. Climate change is already having observable effects on the environment, and past conditions...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
USDA Report on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity 2019Members only Login
On April 25, 2017, the President of the United States established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790. The purpose and function of the Task Force was to identify legislative, regulatory, and...
Growing Green Bond Markets: The Development of Taxonomies to Identify Green Assets Members only Login
Green bond guidelines are being implemented across the globe to support issuers and investors in selecting and reporting on suitable projects. However, a gap of adoption of green definitions remains, suggesting the need to develop consistent...
Financing Low-Carbon Buildings and Energy Efficiency in the Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
There are substantial opportunities to leverage green bonds to finance low-carbon buildings and energy efficiency in the country. Issuance across the world shows that capital markets can be accessed to finance energy efficiency and buildings....
Farmers' Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in MNMembers only Login
In 2017, Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation for wind power generation and sixth in the nation for solar power generation With the potential for further growth in this sector, many farmers across rural Minnesota are considering whether...
C-PACE for Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
How C-PACE can be used in Opportunity Zones featuring case studies of completed projects.
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...
Iowa's Biomass Conversion Action Plan 2018Members only Login
Consumption of renewable energy in the United States is at the highest level in history, contributing to energy security and other economic and environmental benefits. The largest single source of renewable energy is biomass, representing nearly...
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.
Framing the Discussion: Sustainable Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
Lauren Burnhill from One Planet Ventures presents on Sustainable Infrastructure Finance during the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Sustainability as a Business ModelMembers only Login
Kevin Daehnke from the Center for Strategic Policy Innovation presents on sustainable infrastructure finance, and sustainability as a business model, at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA’s Rural Utilities ServiceMembers only Login
This March 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service outlines programs offered by the USDA's Rural Utilities Service that finance rural broadband. These include Community Connect Grants, Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants, the...
An Overview of Federal Regional Commissions and AuthoritiesMembers only Login
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) In Focus outlines the structure, activities, and recent funding, for each Federal Regional Commission or Authority.
The Power of PACE for 5 Spoke Creamery
5 Spoke Creamery, a Hudson Valley-based artisanal cheese making business, installed a 53kW solar system that will provide 108% of the farm’s electricity needs. The farm used PACE financing, offered by the Energize NYtm Finance program, to pay for...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Picking Up the PACE State by StateMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Caleb Bell with Bricker & Eckler LLP and David Gabrielson with PACENation discussed the best practices in crafting PACE enabling legislation as well as case studies of some of the...
RI Clean Energy Industry Report 2018Members only Login
With aggressive targets, Rhode Island’s overall clean energy economy continues to grow. The industry’s workforce has grown by 72 percent since 2014, resulting in 6,650 new jobs across the state.
Growing the U.S. Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
The United States’ deteriorating infrastructure is woefully underprepared to address the challenge of adapting to climate change. The funding gap has presented an opportunity for global capital markets to create investment vehicles that provide...
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),...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Food System - Thinking Outside of the SiloMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Barry Kukovich with Peoples Gas, Glenn Ford with InCity Farms and Rick Terrien with Artisan Food Networks, thought outside the silo and recognized the food system as an economic...
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...
PISCES Recognition Program 2018 Compendium Members only Login
This report, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, looks at the CWSRF’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program and how it allows recipients to gain national recognition for exceptional...
Funding Land Conservation Projects with the CWSRFMembers only Login
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program is an affordable source of funding for a wide range of projects that address water quality, including land conservation and restoration projects. The...
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Fact SheetMembers only Login
This fact sheet, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, shares information on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, a federal-state partnership that provides financial support to water systems and state drinking water programs.
Financing the Energy Efficiency Market - Fannie MaeMembers only Login
Rita Ballesteros with Fannie Mae presents on their role in energy-related financing solutions.
Project Spotlight: Food 21 - Controlled Environment AgricultureMembers only Login
Wendy West Hickey with Peoples Energy, Glenn Ford with Praxis Foods/InCity Farms and Joe Bute with Hollymead Capital present on the Food 21 Controlled Environment Agriculture project. This highly replicable project represents an innovative approach...
Financing the Energy Efficiency Market - U.S. DOEMembers only Login
Steve Dunn with the U.S. Department of Energy presents strategies for financing energy efficiency upgrades for commercial and residential properties.
Financing the Energy Efficiency Market - Renew FinancialMembers only Login
Cisco DeVries with Renew Financial provides an introduction to PACE and an update on the residential and commercial PACE markets.
Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act
The Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act is a CDFA legislative proposal that would fund credit enhancement tools and provide credit support for clean energy bond finance structures.
PACE Financing in WisconsinMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
818 Post Road PACE Case StudyMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
PACE Wisconsin OverviewMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
Montgomery County Green Bank OverviewMembers only Login
Tom Deyo from the Montgomery County Green Bank gives an overview of his organization.
Prince George's County, MD: Green Sustainability FundMembers only Login
Shelly Gross-Wade from FSC First presents on Prince George's Countys' new Green Energy Sustainability Fund.
The Climate Access Fund: Social Equity through Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Lynn Heller from the Climate Access Fund presents on this emerging fund in Maryland.
Owning the Benefits of Solar+StorageMembers only Login
This report from the Clean Energy Group is intended to start a discussion of the broad range of options for owning and financing solar+storage systems. It is designed to open up the conversation to explore a variety of models, including PACE...
Assessing the PACE of CA Residential Solar DeploymentMembers only Login
This report by Jeff Deason and Sean Murphy from Berkeley Lab examines the impacts of Property Assessed Clean Energy programs on residential solar photovoltaic development in California from 2010-2015.
Largest MI PACE Deal Used to Retrofit the St. Clair InnMembers only Login
The St. Clair Inn recently used PACE to implement a broad array of updates including LED lights, efficient appliances and water saving measures, using over $5.5 million in PACE financing. This is the largest PACE deal that Michigan has had to date.
Matchmaker Program Identifies Climate-Related Development Projects WorldwideMembers only Login
CDP's Matchmaker is a service that provides subscribers exposure to a project pipeline of sustainable infrastructure opportunities in cities globally. In 2017, 370 cities disclosed over 1,000 sustainable infrastructure projects in areas such as...
Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to LaunchMembers only Login
This report from the U. S. Department of Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy gives an overview of the steps needed to create a successful commercial PACE program.
A Kresge Foundation Report: Rising to the Challenge, TogetherMembers only Login
This new report entitled, Rising to the Challenge, Together; A Review and Critical Assessment of the State of the US Climate Adaptation Field, was prepared for The Kresge Foundation.
Energy Finance: The Green Bank Model in New EnglandMembers only Login
Bert Hunter explores the Green Bank Model for clean energy investment as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both the commercial and residential sectors.
Energy Finance: The Green Bank Model in New EnglandMembers only Login
Brian McCarter. CEO of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, explores the Green Bank Model for clean energy investment as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both commercial and residential sectors.
Residential vs. Commercial Considerations
Abby Johnson from Abacus Property Solutions presents on Residential vs. Commercial Considerations in PACE.
PACE Program Administration
Chris Jones from the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance presents on PACE Program Administration.
PACE Program Management: Optimize to Grow the Private Market
Andy Holzhauser of Donovan Energy presents on PACE Programt Management: Optimize to Grow the Private Market
PACE Financing
Carrie O'Malley from Hirschler Fleischer presents on PACE finance case studies.
PACE Case Studies
Steve Tsu from K2 Clean Energy Capital present PACE Finance case studies.
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