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...]

NYSERDA Will Issue AAA-Rated Bonds to Fund Energy Efficiency Loans

by Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance Center Over $24 million in residential energy efficiency financing revenue bonds will be issued soon by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), according to a preliminary official statement released on July 23. NYSERDA treasurer Jeff Pitkin said in an e-mail that the bonds will … [Read more...]