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Rural Middle-Income Energy Efficiency Project Catches a Spark

by Jahi Wise The single-family middle-income market for energy efficiency retrofits has proven difficult to crack. One well-known obstacle is access to financing. Middle-income families often earn too much to qualify for state and federal weatherization programs but lack the credit characteristics to receive financing for energy efficiency retrofits. The benefits of energy efficiency retrofits…

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News Update: Finance for Resilience Chooses Winning Innovations

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum news update. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Feature Finance for Resilience Chooses Winning Innovations On April 15, delegates at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit 2015 in New York City nominated four winning innovations…

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Finance for Resilience Chooses Winning Innovations

by Fedor Petrenko On April 15, delegates at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit 2015 in New York City nominated four winning innovations to accelerate finance for clean energy. These high-impact “interventions” were chosen from 52 ideas submitted to Finance for Resilience (FiRe) this year. FiRe is an open and action-oriented platform…

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News Update: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Secondary Markets for Energy Efficiency

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum news update. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Announcement This section features research and news from our team at Yale University and our advisory board. A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Secondary Markets for Energy Efficiency “We’re trying to demystify…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Secondary Markets for Energy Efficiency

by Kat Friedrich Some investors are looking with anticipation toward the development of secondary markets for energy efficiency in the United States. To provide an inside perspective on why these markets are crucial today, authors of the report “Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Program Design Considerations for Policymakers…

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News Update: Cheap Oil and Renewable Energy Compete in the Caribbean

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum news update. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Feature Cheap Oil and Renewable Energy Compete in the Caribbean Caribbean islands, with sky-high electricity prices and abundant solar and wind, are a natural home for solar and wind power.…

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Cheap Oil and Renewable Energy Compete in the Caribbean

by Robert Youngs Caribbean islands, with sky-high electricity prices and abundant solar and wind, are a natural home for solar and wind power. Will low oil prices slow their race to a clean energy future? These islands are known for their tranquil, sunny landscapes and natural beauty. However, they also face a dirty reality: according…