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Search Results: Energy Finance\State Energy Finance Programs
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NMEDD - Economic Development Innovation Task Force ReportMembers only Login
In 2019, the Governor signed House Memorial 16 directing the Economic Development Department (NMEDD) to bring together stakeholders and convene an Economic Development Innovation Task Force to spur collaboration and innovative discussions on methods...
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,...
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Vermont Economic Development Authority - Energy Saving and Conservation Finance ProgramsMembers only Login
Thomas Porter, VEDA Sr. Commercial Loan Officer, presents energy saving and conservation finance programs that are available in Vermont.
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.
Lending for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Low-to Moderate-Income CommunitiesMembers only Login
This paper analyzes Bank of America’s $55 million initiative to provide low-cost funding and grant support to advance energy efficiency investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The funding supported community development financial...
Energy Investment Partnerships: Product Offerings & Market Assessment
Factsheet 2 of the Energy Investment Partnerships covers clean energy through bond markets, credit enhancements and capital markets, property assessed clean energy, and market assessment.
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
Accelerating the Commercial PACE MarketMembers only Login
NASEO recently released a new report, "Accelerating the Commercial PACE Market: Statewide Programs and State Energy Office Participation in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing.
Chris Calvert, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, discusses the agency, energy efficiency & renewable energy services, and market focus.
Keeping PACE in Texas
Charlene Heydinger, Texas PACE Authority, discusses PACE in Texas and the PACE in a box model.
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...
C-PACE: Green Bank's Finance Offering for C & IMembers only Login
Brian Farnen of the Connecticut Green Bank details how the organization structures and manages their PACE program, addressing some key barriers, the C-PACE process, capital sources and more.
Understanding PACE FinancingMembers only Login
David Gabrielson with PACE Now provides an overview of the basics of PACE, what makes a PACE project and deal, and who can use PACE. He gives an overview of residential and commercial PACE including market stats.
Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region 2015Members only Login
This report from ACORE contains high-level summaries about renewable energy in each of the western states, including information about energy production, installed capacity, economic development, state policies, regulatory issues, and other factors...
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.
A Profile of Clean Energy Efforts in Seven Michigan CommunitiesMembers only Login
Michigan Saves’ analysis of clean energy technologies in Michigan comprises two major works. This work profiles clean energy efforts in seven Michigan communities and gives a statewide overview of energy use and clean energy technology deployment...
Statewide Profile of Energy Use and Deployment of TechnologiesMembers only Login
The Michigan Clean Energy Report is designed to serve as a reference for communities, providing a profile of the state’s current energy landscape and easily accessible, accurate information about energy use and the deployment of clean energy...
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.
Equity Tax Credit and Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
Joel Cohn of CohnReznick details the basics of energy tax credits, renewable energy market drivers, state incentives, and more.
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.
Figtree PACE ProgramMembers only Login
Michael Karlosky of Figtree Financing presents how commercial PACE can benefit distinct target markets and the opportunities to use it in all building types.
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.
Renewable Energy Projects: Legal, Policy and Regulatory IssuesMembers only Login
Darin Lowder from Ballard Spahr reviews legal issues related to renewable energy finance, with an emphasis on federal tax credit restrictions and structures.
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.
Yale CDFA April Webcast SlidesMembers only Login
The second installment of the Yale CEFF & CDFA Energy Finance Webinar Series focuses on innovative state and local programs successfully catalyzing clean energy. Speakers discuss the role of purchasing power agreements, PACE, and energy efficiency...
Columbus Region Energy Fund Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority can provide financing for Central Ohio businesses, non-profits and local governments to fund cost-effective, energy efficiency improvements to buildings resulting in lower energy costs.
Yale CDFA March WebcastMembers only Login
The first installment of the Yale CEFF & CDFA Energy Finance Webinar Series focuses on the impact that tested development finance tools can have on clean energy investment. Speakers discussed the role leveraged bond financing structures, non-energy...
Ohio Development Services Agency 2014 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The Ohio Development Service Agency released its 2014 Annual Report, which details the various projects, statistics and successes of the financing programs overseen by the Agency throughout the year.
Building a Climate-Resilient Great LakesMembers only Login
In this report by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, various forms of federal assistance funds are discussed. These funds cover a wide range of areas that help build a climate-resilient economy.
Arizona Commerce Authority
Greg Linaman introduces the Arizona Commerce Authority and discusses the variety of programs offered, as well as the Authority's strategy in creating business growth.
Access to Capital: Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund
TJ Jennings of the Arizona Commerce Authority discusses the basics, terms, and process of funding behind the Arizona Innovation Fund.
Innovations in Financing Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Several speakers outline recent innovations in the use of bonds and power purchase agreements for clean energy initiatives.
Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund Annual Report 2012Members only Login
This annual report summarizes many factors that play a role in growing Kentucky's agriculture economy and how KADF investments continue to be crucial to that growth. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund's programs have been in action for a...
Financing for Energy Efficiency and The SAVES PlatformMembers only Login
Greg Montgomery of Abundant Power provides an overview of several programs involving energy efficiency financing. This includes PACE and SC Saves.
2014 State Energy Efficiency ScorecardMembers only Login
In this edition of the State Scorecard, MA secured the top spot followed by CA, RI, OR, and VT. The most-improved states were AR, DC, KY, and WI. IN and OH fell the furthest in the ranking due to rolling back energy savings targets. Despite setbacks...
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...
Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative GuideMembers only Login
The purpose of this Guide from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is to help states structure and launch Solarize programs. Solarize is a cost-efficient way for communities to scale up residential solar deployment.
California State Treasurer’s Office Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Deana Carrillo from the California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority  gives an overview of financing opportunities at Treasurer’s Office. Also CAEATFA programs are covered.
The Lean & Green Machine Approach to Property Assessed Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Andrew Levin of Levin Energy Partners discusses the purpose of PACE financing in Michigan and the economic implications of the program.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FinancingMembers only Login
Mary Templeton, Executive Director of Michigan Saves, discuss the organization's role in providing low-interest loans for energy efficiency improvements and the resulting benefits for customers.
Resiliency: Planning for the UnexpectedMembers only Login
Tim Lizura, President & COO of the NJ Economic Development Authority, discusses the role of the Energy Resilience Bank and the different funding techniques the Bank will use in an effort to promote sustainability for targeted critical facilities and...
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