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Search Results: Energy Efficiency Programs
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Clean Energy For Low Income Communities ToolkitMembers only Login
The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) was a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and state and local governments to lower energy bills for low-income communities.
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.
Financing the Energy Efficiency Market - Fannie MaeMembers only Login
Rita Ballesteros with Fannie Mae presents on their role in energy-related financing solutions.
State of the PACE Market & Energy Efficiency in VirginiaMembers only Login
After eight years of effort, PACE has finally launched in Virginia. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is taking hold across the country through several innovative programs, and Virginia is no different. Designed to support the...
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...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA'sMembers only Login
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...
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.
Green Bank Accounting: Examining the Current Landscape and Tallying Progress on Energy EfficiencyMembers only Login
This report was performed by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and surveys the current landscape of green banks to understand how they are working in various market sectors and to identify promising strategies and lessons...
Energy Efficiency Finance for Commercial Buildings: Insights from LendersMembers only Login
This report describes how energy efficiency can lower lender risk and explores opportunities to increase lenders' willingness to finance such projects.
Moody's Assigns its First Green Bond Assessment to Dutch Mortgage DealMembers only Login
Moody's Investors Service has released a report from their first assigned Green Bond Assessment (GBA) of GB1 to GREEN STORM 2016 B.V., a Dutch green residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS).
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
Local EIP Example of Evaluating Impact
.Duanne Andrade from Solar Energy Loan Fund talk about lessons learned and the success seen from SELF as they have adapted to meet the needs of the community.
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...
Opportunities in Debt and Capital Financing MarketsMembers only Login
Teveia Barnes from IBank gives a brief overview of IBank's various financial programs.
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.
SELF Financing in FloridaMembers only Login
Doug Coward from Solar Energy Loan Fund (SELF) gives an overview of SELF, which is the only CDFI in America administering a PACE program.
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.
The 2015 City Energy Efficiency ScorecardMembers only Login
The 2015 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard from ACEEE compiles information on policies and local actions to advance energy efficiency, comparing cities across five policy areas. Examples of best practices used by leading cities are given throughout...
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.
Introduction to Energy Efficiency FinanceMembers only Login
Casey Bell of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) introduces the importance of energy efficiency including local & state policies, effective administration, driving demand and more.
Chicago Infrastructure Trust: Projects & Financing OpportunitiesMembers only Login
Claire Tramm, Energy Director for the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, discusses the financing structure and process of several energy programs being used in Illinois.
Columbus Region Energy Fund Building Owner’s Project Process and TimelineMembers 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.
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.
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.
Loan Participation Programs & How Bankers Benefit from LPPsMembers only Login
Edwin Lesley of the Business Development Corporation discusses the basics behind the SSBCI program and other financing mechanisms that can be used in the state.
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.
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.
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...
Energy Star Building Manual: FinancingMembers only Login
This report looks at the various ways to pay for sufficiently profitable projects. Energy-efficiency projects reduce or eliminate expenses that would otherwise be incurred, typically by using proven technologies and time-tested methods. This chapter...
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.
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.
Public Lighting Authority of DetroitMembers only Login
Odis Jones of the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit discusses the financing mechanisms behind the installation of LED light bulbs for streetlights throughout Detroit.
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.
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.
EERS Progress ReportMembers only Login
This ACEEE report tracks the progress of the 26 states with energy efficiency resources standard (EERS) policies in place as of January 2014 to determine whether they are meeting their annual saving targets.
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...
Missouri Energy Loan Program Fact SheetMembers only Login
Offered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development Division of Energy, the Energy Loan Program provides loan financing to eligible recipients for energy-saving investments to reduce energy use and cost.
Most Common Myths about Efficiency Project FinanceMembers only Login
Noesis Energy goes over some of the most common misconceptions developers have about financing energy-efficiency projects. The main parameters that guide the availability of financing options are the location and size of the project.
On-Bill Financing Overview and Key Considerations for Program DesignMembers only Login
The purpose of this issue brief from the Natural Resources Defense Council is to describe key benefits and challenges to consider when exploring an on-bill program.
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...
Role of Green Banks and Energy Efficiency FinancingMembers only Login
This presentation from the Coalition for Green Capital consists of examples & current status of green banks, establishing & developing a state’s green bank, and how green banks accelerate energy efficiency adoption.
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.
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.
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Connecticut’s First-in-the-Nation Statewide Microgrid Program Members only Login
This presentation from CEFIA is an overview of the state, federal and third-party financing options for generating assets available, in addition to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection grants, for municipalities and project developers...
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.
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