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Energy Efficiency Finance 201

Using credit enhancement strategies to manage risk and spur investment in energy efficiency

Are you a state legislator or regulator considering policy tools to stimulate cost-effective energy savings? An end-use customer in need of financing to pay for the upfront costs of retrofits? A manager seeking to remove barriers to energy efficiency in your company or organization? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this webinar series is for you.

This series addresses the challenges of obtaining affordable capital for energy use improvements in households, businesses and institutions, and is brought to you in partnership with the State Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment Clean Energy Finance Forum.

Our second webinar in the series will look at the use of credit enhancement strategies to manage risk and spur investment in energy efficiency. Mark Zimring from LBNL will provide an overview of key credit enhancement concepts including subordinated capital, interest rate buy downs and guarantees. Mary Templeton from Michigan Saves, Cisco DeVries from Renewable Funding, and Jessica Bailey from CEFIA will present case studies highlighting the use of different strategies in commercial and residential energy efficiency programs around the U.S.

2014-03-18 09.05 Blueprint for Efficiency - Financing Solutions for Energy Efficiency - Energy Efficiency Financing Programs 201 from Ben Butterworth on Vimeo.

To see the presentation slides, please click here.

Presented by:



Mark D. Zimring

Director, Indo-Pacific Tuna Program at The Nature Conservancy