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Search Results: Energy Finance\State Energy Tax Credits
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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...
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
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...
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...
Community Solar Guide: Utility, Private, and Non-Profit Project DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide from the US DOE is designed as a resource to shows the range of incentives and policies for operational community solar projects while providing examples. Additionally, this guide suggests changes in the regulatory landscape that could...
CA Energy Finance Programs OverviewMembers only Login
This whitepaper by Advanced Energy Economy examined the range of financing programs offered and administered by various state agencies in California, which agency had oversight over each program, and how the offerings of the different programs...
California Energy Efficiency Financing Pilot ProgramsMembers only Login
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a decision to have the investor-owned utilities implement energy efficiency financing pilots for both residential and non-residential properties. This presentation describes CAEATFA's role...
California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing AuthorityMembers only Login
Deana Carrillo with California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority provides a summary of bonds, tax exclusion, energy efficiency financing, and an update on residential PACE in California.
Oregon Economic Development Association - Public Incentives ReviewMembers only Login
The Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) retained Cardno to provide an analysis of public incentives available for economic development within the State of Oregon. In this document, Cardno provides a review of the rationale, philosophy,...
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh - Green Development Resources for Commercial DevelopmentMembers only Login
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh’s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City’s tax base, and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. On the following...
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,...
Business Oregon - 40 Years of Statewide Sustainable Energy PolicyMembers only Login
John Saris with Business Oregon showcases the benefits of 40 years of state supported sustainable energy initiatives. Saris demonstrates how Oregon has become one of the, if not the, national leader of clean energy finance.
Financing Renewable Energy: State and Local SubsidiesMembers only Login
Tony Grappone at Novogradac & Company and Ruth Silman at Nixon Peabody focus on the wide variety of state and local portfolios and subsidies for renewable energy projects.
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...
Baseball & Brownfields Workshop
Sarah Gentile with New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection presents about N.J.'s extensive and successful measures to promote renewable energy development.
Combined Heat and Power: Development and Incentive OpportunitiesMembers only Login
Technological, statutory, and financial considerations for installing CHP systems are discussed by Emmett Kelly of Frost Brown Todd LLC.
Renewable Energy Cost Modeling: A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United StatesMembers only Login
This National Renewable Energy Labrotory report examines the effectivness of various state and local economic incentives for renewable energy. The report makes recommendations for policy best practices when establishing renewable energy incentive...
Follow the Leaders: Improving Large Customer Self-Direct ProgramsMembers only Login
This report by the American Council for an Energy-Effecient Economy (ACEEE) explores the effectiveness of various state Cost Recovery Mechanisms (CRMs) used to finance industrial energy efficiency upgrades through utility bill repayment. The report...
Guidebook to Geothermal Finance
This guidebook produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an in-depth analysis of how federal and state financing programs affect the geothermal industry.
Ohio's Fuel Cell RoadmapMembers only Login
This report from the Ohio Department of Development provides an update on progress made toward bolstering the state's fuel cell cluster. Elements include state support for research and markets and an overview of the fuel cell industry.
OR Business Energy Tax Credit Application for Final Certification
This is the application for the Oregon Dept. of Energy's Business Energy Tax Credit program. The program finances renewable energy upgrades, and the detailed application covers the final certification process.
Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide
Written in conjunction with Ice Miller LLP, the Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide examines how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities, and explains the basics of tax credits and the fundamentals of using these tools. In...
Compendium of Best Practices in Energy Efficiency & RenewablesMembers only Login
This report covers the best energy policies, including a lengthy section on financing programs, from many states and cities. Each program type is illustrated by at least one case study. The report was produced by the Renewable Energy & Energy...
Power Purchase Agreement Checklist for GovernmentsMembers only Login
This resource from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a checklist that state and local governments can use when considering solar photovoltaic power purchase agreements (PPA). The guidance provides an overview of a PPA, financing...
Renewable Energy in America: Markets, Economic Development and Policy in the 50 States
This report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) provides a thorough review of state programs supporting renewable energy projects. The report profiles each state, and includes information on the state market, development, and...
Guidelines for NC Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit
These guidelines from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency describes the NC renewable energy tax credit program, which allows businesses to claim a 35% credit for efficient systems installation. The guidelines overview the...
State-Sponsored Energy Efficiency Grant, Loan and Tax Credit Programs
This 2007 report by Mark Wolfe of the Energy Programs Consortium provides a detailed review of state energy financing programs. Details include a count of state programs by type and specific financial details of loans and tax credits in several...
Florida Incentives for Achieving Clean and Renewable Energy Development on Contaminated LandsMembers only Login
This document compiled by the EPA highlights different programs available in Florida for renewable energy projects on contaminated lands.
Renewable Energy Finance Solutions: Oregon Department of EnergyMembers only Login
Bob Repine covers Oregon's various financing tools related to renewable energy in this presentation.
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