Energy Finance Resource Center
Energy finance is one of the fastest growing areas of development finance. Essentially, energy finance is focused on tools that improve energy efficiency, provide alternative clean energy generation or assist with large scale energy distribution. Tool such as grants, loan guarantees, revolving loan funds and tax credits are the major drivers of the energy finance sector. However, new approaches such as PACE, on-bill financing and bonds are emerging quickly. The federal government, primarily through the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, has also taken an active and proactive role in financing energy development.
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Energy finance tools come in a variety of forms. These tools include loans, assesments, tax credits and bonds. CDFA has collected hundreds of case study examples.
2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable Webinar
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 Hammond with Dickinson Wright PLLC, Joshua Hundt with Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Todd Parker with Michigan Saves begin the webinar by presenting exciting developments in the state, then Ian Koffler and Steve Mann with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. and Bill Roche with Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. end with walking us through the bond financing process while exploring strategies for maximizing this financing tool in Michigan.
Energy Development Finance in Washington
Juliana Williams, Senior Sustainable Energy Analyst with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission gives an overview of Energy Development Finance in Washington.
CDFA DOE Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar -- Product Offerings and Market Assessment
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The Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar Series is a tailored four-part webinar series designed specifically for states and stakeholders working to develop or enhance an Energy Investment Partnership (EIP). The webinar series will provide research-based education on EIPs and how development finance agencies, public entities, foundations, energy organizations and the financing community can work together to achieve greater program and project success to drive clean energy deployment.
+Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Bonds
Green Striping Bond Finance
Diversity in the environmental asset class is suffering from high minimum issuance sizes and monitoring costs. Green striping could be the solution.
Financing Resilient Infrastructure
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The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that want to incorporate resilience and social co-benefits into their infrastructure design and delivery.
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Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Overview
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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 retrofits to their homes and businesses.
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Laura Franke, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Laura Franke explains PACE in the state of California and discusses what's next for PACE in California as our industry experts consider regulations, local consumer protection, and expanding commercial and residential programming in the Golden State.
Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing
This document from the DOE provides revisions to the original “Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs,” to reflect the evolving structure of the PACE market and incorporate lessons learned from various PACE programs that have been successfully implemented. The revised and updated guidelines focus specifically on best practices and guidelines for residential PACE financing programs.
Financing Improvements for Energy Efficiency in Ohio
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Energy development is the fastest growing area of development finance nationwide. Paul Toth (Toledo-Lucas county Port Authority) discuss the financing mechanisms behind energy efficiency loans and bonds in Ohio.
Energy finance education is essential to ensure project success. CDFA offers two of the only comprehensive training courses available. Courses are two days in length and offered at various times in the year.
The Intro Energy & Water Finance Course
begins with an overview of the complex energy development industry and introduces attendees to the terminology and technology driving this movement. We will then examine the entire spectrum of energy financing solutions from bonds to revolving loan funds and innovative incentive programs available to businesses, home owners, development professionals, investors, and government entities
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA's
This month’s CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series on Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA's featured Tim Fisher of CDFA, Paul Toth of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Gary Smith of Chester County Economic Development Council, Samuele Bozzolla of Allegheny County, and Juan Salgado of Phoenix Industrial Development Authority.