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Search Results: Energy Finance Case Studies
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Creative Financing Strategies - Green Bank Principles and the NY Green Bank Members only Login
Unique development financing solutions are increasingly sought after to complete projects of all sizes, and it is often necessary to find creative approaches that involve combining multiple financing tools. Andrew Levine of Stradley Ronon Stevens &...
Rural Development and Small Town Approaches to Access to Capital - Village of MinsterMembers only Login
Urban communities like Cleveland and Cincinnati are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Ohio is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique...
Energy Efficiency Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Investments in clean energy and infrastructure projects are growing rapidly, and the need for sustainable financing solutions becomes more important every day. From new production facilities and renewable energy source development to the...
2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable WebinarMembers only Login
The 2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable Webinar discusses the latest and greatest in Development Finance across the state. The webinar includes two sessions: Development Finance Current Events Review and The Michigan Bond Market. Experts, Craig...
Energy Development Finance in WashingtonMembers only Login
Juliana Williams, Senior Sustainable Energy Analyst with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission gives an overview of Energy Development Finance in Washington.
Clean energy Development Finance in WashingtonMembers only Login
John MacLean, President of Energy Finance Corporation, discusses case studies in energy finance and the case for commercial sector PACE legislation for the state of Washington.
Craft3, Lending to People and Investing for ResilienceMembers only Login
Brad Hunter, Senior Business Lender with Craft3 discusses lending to people and investing for resilience with Craft3 in energy development finance.
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...
Making it Count: Understanding the Value of Energy Efficiency Financing Programs Funded by Utility CustomersMembers only Login
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network examines various policy and regulatory mechanisms that can be used to ensure that efficiency financing initiatives provide value for society and protection for consumers. Featuring case studies...
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.
Opportunities in Debt and Capital Financing MarketsMembers only Login
Teveia Barnes from IBank gives a brief overview of IBank's various financial programs.
District-Scale Carve OutsMembers only Login
Steve Moddemeyer, Principal, CollinsWoerman, presents several case studies that display best practices of increasing project value with respect energy improvements.
Energy Efficiency Project FinancingMembers only Login
Ryan Burgess of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) describes the variety of options for financing energy efficiency projects through the Agency's programs.
Financing Solutions for Rural Energy ProjectsMembers only Login
Brent Knight of CoBank presents many details on the financing necessary for energy projects specifically in rural areas elaborating on the debt capital, industry acceptances, credit considerations and more.
The Importance of State Programs and PoliciesMembers only Login
Clean Energy States Alliance provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. The report describes the important ways that states across the nation are...
What States Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Programs and Policy Members only Login
Clean Energy Group profiles the leading state programs and makes recommendations for what other states can do to support the deployment of clean, resilient power systems. This guidebook is intended to help states establish new policies and support...
C-PACE: Green Bank's Finance Offering for C & IMembers only Login
Connecticut Geen Bank's PACE program is outlined from start to finish by Brian Farnen, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer.
CAEATFA Energy Finance ProgramsMembers only Login
Sarah Taheri of California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Finance Authority introduces the organization's various loan programs for energy financing such as credit enhancement and on-bill repayment.
Equity, Tax Credit & Incentive ProgramMembers only Login
Stephen Pearlman with Pearlman & Miranda, LLC shares detailed information on solar power purchase agreements including: advantages and disadvantages, risks, deal structuring, and several case studies.
Energy Bonds - Illinois Project Case StudiesMembers only Login
Rich Frampton of the Illinois Finance Authority shares a few case studies on various energy bond transactions including a public university, a hospital, and a solid waste disposal.
Michigan Saves: Making Energy Improvements Easy and AffordableMembers only Login
Mary Templeton of Michigan Saves goes over their many energy financing loan programs such as home energy loans, opportunity loans, business energy, multifamily energy, and public sector energy financing.
Resilient Power Project Webinar: Resilient Cities: Clean Energy to Power Critical Public and Private FacilitiesMembers only Login
Clean Energy Group’s new report, "What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning," describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable...
Understanding Commercial Retailers’ Decisions to Use Alternative Financing ModelsMembers only Login
This report examines the tradeoffs among financing methods for businesses installing on-site photovoltaics (PV). NREL present case studies of PV financing strategies used by two large commercial retailers that have deployed substantial U.S. PV...
CDFA-Stifel Webcast: Paving the Way to Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Energy FinancingMembers only Login
The various targeted financing solutions to revitalize rural infrastructure and energy systems is explained in this webcast by Gary Bojes, Ph.D. of USDA, Bennett Johnson III of Ocean's Energy, Andrew Jacob with CoBank, and Christopher Sheehan of...
CDFA-Stifel Webcast: Paving the Way to Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Energy FinancingMembers only Login
The various targeted financing solutions to revitalize rural infrastructure and energy systems is explained in this webcast by Gary Bojes, Ph.D. of USDA, Bennett Johnson III of Ocean's Energy, Andrew Jacob with CoBank, and Christopher Sheehan of...
Case Study of Milwaukee’s First PACE Project Members only Login
The University Club building underwent a $1.9M renovation. Property Assessed Clean Energy funded $662K worth of energy efficiency improvements, including updating the HVAC system, lights, repairing steam traps and windows. This project is estimated...
Trends Shaping Our Clean Energy FutureMembers only Login
This annual report by IREC presents information and a perspective on the year’s renewable energy and energy efficiency progress and challenges across the U.S., and recommendations that are helping shape clean energy's future.
2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry ReportMembers only Login
This Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) report covers the size, scope, and nature of the Commonwealth’s clean energy industry. One concern the report noted is decline in private capital investments, particularly for early-stage companies...
Mission-Driven Investment for Energy Efficiency ProjectsMembers only Login
John MacLean, President of Energy Efficiency Finance Corp., presented this case study of the Seattle Foundation Secured Investment Facility at the ACEEE EE Finance Forum.
How Much Do Local Regulations Matter? (Report)Members only Login
This paper explores the impacts of city-level permitting and other local regulatory processes on residential PV prices in the US by combining data from two "scoring" mechanisms that capture local regulatory process efficiency with the largest...
How Much Do Local Regulations Matter? (Slides)Members only Login
This paper explores the impacts of city-level permitting and other local regulatory processes on residential PV prices in the US by combining data from two "scoring" mechanisms that capture local regulatory process efficiency with the largest...
National Review of the Cost of Utility Energy Efficiency ProgramsMembers only Login
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published this assessment of utility-sector energy efficiency program costs and cost effectiveness in 2009-2012.
Green Retrofit Case Study: Pittsburgh OperaMembers only Login
This case study, published by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, summarizes the redevelopment of the Pittsburgh Opera, including its financing package, energy-saving strategies and results.
Clean Energy Services for All: Financing Universal ElectrificationMembers only Login
This report by the Sierra Club looked at how energy access can be delivered more cost-effectively to the people around the world. The report states that increasing the use of energy efficiency measures can bring down the cost of energy, allowing it...
U.S. Solar Market Insight Report - Q1 2014 - Executive SummaryMembers only Login
GTM Research along with Solar Energy Industries Association identifies and analyzes trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, pricing by state & market segment, and forecast demand over the next five years.
Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills - Case StudiesMembers only Login
This document is the Technical Appendix—Case Studies for the Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Key Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators report.
Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills - Executive SummaryMembers only Login
Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Key Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators provides an overview of the current state of on-bill programs and provides actionable insights on key program...
Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills - SummaryMembers only Login
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network provides a summary of updated review and analysis of existing on-bill programs and offers insight on key program design issues for consideration.
Energy Conservation and Energy Production FinancingMembers only Login
Andrea Schroer with Georgia Environmental Finance Authority discusses the many energy financing programs available in Georgia. The presentation also include conservation financing projects including case studies.
Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Program Design ConsiderationsMembers only Login
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network provides an updated review and analysis of existing on-bill programs and offers insight on key program design issues for consideration.
Bridging the Gap: Unlocking Innovation & Energy FinancingMembers only Login
Mike Aller with Energy Florida explores the innovation and energy programs available in Florida.
Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative created this recommended financing model factsheet for clean energy development. The Qualified 501(c)(3) model achieves low-cost capital for renewable energy installations at nonprofit facilities.
Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
This report from CDFA, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and Clean Energy Group demonstrates the tremendous potential for state and local bonding agencies to support clean energy investment through the bond market.
Costs and Benefits of Natural Gas Development Case StudyMembers only Login
This report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) documents the impacts that gas drilling has had on the county economy, roads, housing, social services, schools, and hospitals. The report is part of a larger Multi-State Shale...
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