Obama Administration Funds $68M in Energy Efficiency and Solar; Announces Executive Actions

The Obama administration has announced $68 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy awards and a series of executive actions to advance the resources further. The grants and loans will go to 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding comes from the USDA’s Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program … [Read more...]

Joule Assets Part I: How to Draw Investors to Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency and money seem like the stuff of a Zen riddle.  The energy efficiency market is worth at least $900 billion.* But try to find financing for a project and no money exists. For investors it’s a problem of scale. Most building retrofit projects are too small to create attractive returns for investors. “A critical issue for … [Read more...]