WHEEL: What Do New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky Have in Common? Energy Efficiency as an Asset Class

Energy improvement projects provide tremendous opportunity to capture both energy savings and economic benefits.

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Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Update

In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Congress increased to $3.2 billion the total face amount (“allocation”) of QECBs that states, territories, large local governments, and tribal governments could issue to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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SEE Action’s Financing Solutions Working Group

What is one thing most policymakers can agree on? The value of energy efficiency. The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the DOE and EPA to bring energy efficiency to scale through state and local action.

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Development of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Needs a Multi-Pronged, Multi-Partner Approach

Advances in alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) technologies and policies, and state and federal actions to improve fuel economy, are challenging the dominance of fossil fuels in the transportation sector.

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The Importance of Evaluating Energy Efficiency Financing Programs

Several states have expressed public aspirations to shift away from the use of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency incentives and toward leveraging of private capital as a primary strategy for achieving energy efficiency goals.

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Advancing PACE

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is a simple and effective way to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings.

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Building a Credit History with Energy Efficiency Loans

Energy efficiency loans reduce the barrier of high initial investment cost of the appliance or installation, but how can lenders in the energy efficiency industry solve other problems faced by families struggling to get by?

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Driving Efficiency in Legacy Buildings on University Campuses

Higher education, though rarely considered a “hard to reach” customer segment for utility-led efficiency programs, is often underserved relative to the savings potential.

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Data Data Everywhere and Not a Link to Make

The amount of data available to inform decision making has increased rapidly over the past few decades. We can find statistics on the gas mileage and resale prices for different types of used cars, and we can use smartphone apps to scan bar codes to track the nutritional content of our food.

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Policy Assistance for Engaging Small Lenders

This past September both the Fannie Mae Multifamily Energy and Water Market Research Survey and the Energy Star Score for Multifamily Housing were released. Together these mark huge strides for multifamily energy efficiency, as both seek to catalyze market activity.

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