Energy Efficiency Bonds and Clean Water Funding Synergize

A precedent set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened up opportunities for states throughout the nation to potentially leverage the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to guarantee energy efficiency financing and enable private investment.This innovative approach was initiated in 2013 by the New York State Energy … [Read more...]

Solar and Energy Efficiency Securitization Emerge

Organizations are beginning to securitize solar and energy efficiency loans to allow greater levels of investment. Securitization involves pooling loans to create consolidated securities that investors can purchase. Recently, SolarCity securitized $54.4 million in loans for solar photovoltaic installations. Also, the Green Jobs – Green New York … [Read more...]

States Forge ahead with On-Bill Repayment for Clean Energy

 Many new developments have taken place in the area of on-bill repayment (OBR) since the Clean Energy Finance Center published an article last year about these programs. Several states are setting up groundbreaking programs that may influence models for OBR in the future.OBR is an important mechanism to bring private capital into the … [Read more...]

Residential PACE Energy Programs Pursue Innovative Approaches

By Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance CenterAlthough the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has created strict requirements for residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, a few states and cities are continuing to develop programs and pass legislation.PACE programs make it possible for homeowners to finance energy efficiency … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Loans Encounter Obstacles in the Secondary Market

By Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance Center Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets March 13, 2013Although connecting energy efficiency programs and private capital may seem like an ideal partnership, program managers from New York and Pennsylvania have found it is challenging to achieve competitive investment ratings for energy efficiency … [Read more...]