Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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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...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
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...
Assessing Green Bonds
In response to the expansive growth in U.S. Public Finance green bond issuance, Moody’s has recently launched its Green Bond Assessment (GBA) service. Henry Shilling will explain green bonds and how a GBA will provide green bond issuers an...
New Clean Renewable Energy BondsMembers only Login
This Notice under § 54C(a) of the Internal Revenue Code provides related guidance on the following: (1) application requirements for requests for volume cap allocations; and (2) the method that the Department of the Treasury and the IRS will use to...
Green Bond Sector In-DepthMembers only Login
Moody's report on green bonds covers the global market segment, issuance trends and outlook, drivers behind green bond issuance, challenges to growth, first update to Green Bond Principles, and how Moody's rate green bonds.
Public-Private Clean Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA introduces several energy financing programs from around the country giving an idea of the spectrum of tools available for economic development organizations involved in clean energy finance.
Energy Bond FinancingMembers only Login
Emmett Kelly of Frost Brown Todd details several energy bonds including Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, PACE Financing, and Solid Waste Facilities.
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...
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...
Why Bond Financing?Members only Login
Toby Rittner of CDFA shares the importance that bonds play in the world of development finance, detailing the many different variations of this loan mechanism.
What Do We Know About Energy in SC?Members only Login
Ashlie Lancaster from the SC Energy Office explains the current state of energy consumption in SC and provides several examples of state and federal incentives that can be used to finance new energy efficiency projects.
IRS Municipal Bond Report 2011Members only Login
In 2014, the IRS released this report on information for tax-exempt and direct payment bonds issued in 2011. The first section provides an overview of the market by State. The next section discusses direct payment bond programs and presents data for...
Bonds and Climate Change Market - 2013Members only Login
This report from the Climate Bonds Initiative is an in depth analysis of the climate bonds market's size. It outlines some investments related to climate change, the key investments themes & regional markets, and identifies three key ways to...
Green Bonds: Fifty Shades of GreenMembers only Login
RBC Capital Markets provides a report on green bonds. Included in the report is an overview of green bonds, what the current market looks like globally, and the growth opportunity for green bonds in North America.
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.
Solarize Connecticut - Phase 1 ReportMembers only Login
This report identifies the key components of Solarize Connecticut based on a highly successful pilot program and lessons learned. In each Solarize community residential solar installations more than doubled during a 20 week period.
Renewable Energy - Start to FinishMembers only Login
Dan McRae with Seyfarth Shaw explores renewable energy projects from start to finish including: site location, development, financing, construction, and commercial operations. McRae also shares a variety of specific bond, incentive, and tax credit...
California Business Investment Guide
The State of California – Business Investment Guide serves as a reference document to highlight California’s strategic business advantages, new state-sponsored initiatives, incentives as well as existing technical and financial assistance programs.
CEFIA - Clean Energy Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
Brian Farnen with Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) discusses the organization's clean energy inventive programs. Farnen demonstrates the array of programs the green bank is able to offer, that are rare within the traditional...
Clean Energy Finance Progress and ProspectsMembers only Login
Michael Paparian with California State Treasurer's Office reports on the state of energy financing, specifically with emerging or nontraditional financing models for clean energy investment at the state level. Paparian discusses financing sources...
PACENow 2012 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This annual report highlights progress to build a broad PACE marketplace. Included are examples of the ways that PACENow is leading and helping to make PACE an efficient and effective tool for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy...
PACE Replication Guidance Package for Local Governments
Sonoma County prepared this Guidance Package to assist other local governments in developing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The guide covers everything from definition to model programs, and everything between.
Accelerating the Payment of PACE AssessmentsMembers only Login
This Clean Energy Financing Policy Brief from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a short and simple document that addresses various complex issues such as bond default, how property assessment acceleration works, protecting mortgage holders,...
A New Era of Energy Financing in the Midwest Presentation
The Midwest has quietly been transitioning into an economy driven by clean energy and innovation that builds on its strong roots in manufacturing and farming. We are now seeing wind farms, solar panel installations, and new energy research centers...