Should We Finance Energy Efficiency as We Do Roads and Bridges?

Finding the best way to finance energy efficiency projects may be the industry’s single most important quest. A lot of new options are on the table, many of them complex and some politically trying. So maybe the answer isn’t to find a new approach, but to remake an old one. That’s the message in a recent paper that proposes bringing “credit … [Read more...]

What stops banks from lending to energy efficiency projects?

By Elisa Wood November 8, 2012 Four years after the US credit market crashed, energy efficiency projects continue to struggle to secure financing. What’s the problem? A slow economy, of course. But when it comes to energy efficiency – and on-site renewable energy – the problem runs deeper. It’s not lack of interest in green energy. To the … [Read more...]