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Search Results: Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs)
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Financing Improvements for Energy Efficiency in Ohio - Current TrendsMembers only Login
Energy development is the fastest growing area of development finance nationwide. Caleb Bell (Bricker & Eckler LLP) discuss the financing mechanisms behind energy efficiency loans and bonds in Ohio.
Financing Improvements for Energy Efficiency in OhioMembers only Login
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.
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds Known Issued by State - May 2016Members only Login
Energy Consortium provides an update to reflect newly Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QCEB) issuances known issued by states.
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.
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...
IRS Publication 4078: Private Activity BondsMembers only Login
This IRS Publication 4078, Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bonds, provides a revised overview of the general federal tax law rules that apply to qualified private activity bonds.
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds - 2014
In this report by the Energy Programs Consortium, an update is given on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) including utilization trends.
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.
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.
Assessing the Appropriate Finance Tool for Energy DevelopmentMembers only Login
Laura Franke with Public Finance Management gives an overview of the options available for energy development.
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.
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...
Using Bond Financing Mechanisms for Your Energy ProjectMembers only Login
Tina Neal with Perseverance Capital Advisors discusses key points in determining financing structures for energy projects, the roles and benefits of various ownership entities, and a variety of private bond financing options.
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...
Bond Financing for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy ProjectsMembers only Login
John Semeniak with McGuire Woods compares tax-exempt private activity bonds and qualified energy conservation bonds for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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.
Anatomy of the Deal: CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Bond Deal
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative crafted an 'Anatomy of the Deal' document to highlight the main aspects of the NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond project and provide a comprehensive list of resources.
Ohio Air Quality Development Authority Bond Programs & PACE FinancingMembers only Login
David Rogers with Frost Brown Todd discusses Ohio Air Quality Development Authority's (OAQDA) clean energy bond programs. Rogers explores qualifying projects, economic impacts, power purchase agreements, qualified energy conservation bonds, and PACE...
Energy Finance - Opportunities for Unlocking InnovationMembers only Login
Daniel McRae of Seyfarth Shaw provides information on the resources which are available for energy projects throughout the country including bonds, tax credits, public-private partnerships, EB-5, and much more. McRae explains the benefits of...
State of Michigan QECB Direct Allocation StatisticsMembers only Login
The State of Michigan received an allocation of $103.7M in QECBs. The Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth released this one-page document, providing allocations by municipality.
Present Law and Background Information Related to Federal Taxation and State and Local Government FinanceMembers only Login
This document, prepared by the Joint Committee on Taxation, summarizes the provisions and discusses economic issues of allowing a deduction for certain State and local taxes, tax-exempt and tax-credit bond provisions, income tax, and the treatment...
Illinois Qualified Energy Conservation Bond ProgramMembers only Login
Illinois Finance Authority produced a document detailing volume cap allocations county-by-county across the state. The document explains benefits and potential projects that might qualify for QECBs.
California Energy & Bond Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Michael Paparian with California Pollution Control Financing Authority shares financing innovations CPCFA has in place to incorporate as many tools as possible in order to maximize clean energy investments throughout California.
Green Initiatives, Recovery Financing and Secondary Markets SecuritizationMembers only Login
Jeff Pitkin with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority discussed New York's ongoing efforts to support clean energy investment. Pitkin also describes the organization's approach when using different finance tools.
Tax-Subsidized Financing Options for Energy Projects and ProgramsMembers only Login
This guide from Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe LLP review bond finance tools supporting clean energy, including PABs, CREBS, and QECBs.
Structuring the Deal - Combining and Leveraging Other Tools with BondsMembers only Login
James Snyder with Ice Miller details increasingly popular bond structures that combine a variety of tools, including loan funds, tax credits, TIF, credit enhancement, and others.
CDFA-Stern Brothers Renewable Energy Finance Webcast Series: A New Era of Energy Financing in the MidwestMembers only Login
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...
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...
Excellence in Development Finance: Tax Increment, Access to Capital, Tax Credits
Jason Rittenberg and Erin Tehan present the CDFA Excellence in Development Finance Awards that recognize outstanding development finance programs, agencies, leaders, projects, and success stories.
Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI): An Action Plan to Access Capital Markets
This document from CEG and CDFA, the organizations behind CE+BFI, outlines the challenges facing clean energy development and how bond finance can provide a solution. The Action Plan specifies existing bond finance tools and the goals for the...
CESA Finance 101Members only Login
Lise Dondy and Rob Sanders with Clean Energy States Alliance(CESA) share a powerpoint from a Finance 101 webinar covering advantages and disadvantages of difference clean energy fund programs.
Economic Development Opportunities in Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Christina Simeone at PennFuture Energy Center presents on Pennsylvania's energy profile, energy efficiency, and the various opportunities to finance energy projects through federal programs.
QECB Issuance Trends and Data PowerpointMembers only Login
Powerpoint by Elizabeth Bellis at Energy Programs Consortium discusses QECB data and trends.
Tax-Exempt Bonds: Description of State and Local Government DebtMembers only Login
Steven Maguire with Congressional Research Service provides information about state and local government debt as it relates to tax-exempt bonds.
Financing ReNew Energy Projects with BondsMembers only Login
John May Head of Alternative Energy Finance Group at Stern Brothers & Co. discusses the vast options to help finance energy projects via bonds.
Tax Credits in Combination with Other Tools
Chuck Depew, Director of the National Development Council, gives an encompassing presentation on using tax credits in combination with other financing tools to catalyze development.
EPC Memo: QECBsMembers only Login
In a memo released by Energy Programs Consortium, Elizabeth Bellis examines the QECB bond market on a national scale.
Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other ToolsMembers only Login
Jim Snyder of Ice Miller LLP discusses layering TIF with other sources of financing and presents the Kone Center case study.
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds ReportMembers only Login
This report on QECBs from Energy Programs Consortium provides information on the bonds, case studies of issuances and programs, and a list of all state activity to date.
Economic Recovery through Bond FinanceMembers only Login
John Wooten of Wells Fargo and Lee McCormick of Community Development Associates provide a thorough discussion of tax-exempt bond finance structures and categories.
Leveraging State Funds in Energy Efficiency Financing
Chuck Clinton of NASEO covers a wide variety of state-level energy efficiency finance tools, including QECBs, SEP, and on-bill financing.
Bond Financing Mechanisms for Public and Private Energy Projects
This presentation by Douglas Lamb of McGuireWoods covers bond finance for energy projects, including GOs, private activity bonds, CREBs, and QECBs.
Renewable Energy: Start to Finish
Daniel McRae of Seyfarth Shaw LLP covers the full set of considerations necessary for renewable energy project development and finance, and reviews bond finance, NMTCs, and EB-5 financing.
The Latest in Housing Authority Energy FinanceMembers only Login
This presentation from a Ballard Spahr Housing webinar covers a number of federal programs that can be used to finance energy efficiency in housing, including HUD incentives, energy tax credits, and tax-exempt bonds.
Use of State Development Finance Agency Tools to Support Renewable EnergyMembers only Login
Rob Sanders of the Clean Energy Group discusses the use of bonds for clean energy projects, including the benefits of bonds over traditional financing and several case studies.
IRS Guidance: Qualified Energy Conservation BondsMembers only Login
This guidance from the Internal Revenue Service provides detailed information on the use of Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, specifically with regards to measuring energy reduction and defining green programs.
Governmental and Private Activity BondsMembers only Login
This presentation by Linda Schakel discusses state and local government bonds as well as private activity bonds. Topics include qualified management contracts, types of bonds, volume cap allocations, 501(c)(3) bonds, and arbitrage rules.
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