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Newsletter: Are Secondary Markets a Sustainable Capital Source for Energy Efficiency? (3/4/2015)

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum newsletter. 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. Are Secondary Markets a Sustainable Capital Source for Energy Efficiency? As the energy efficiency…

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Are Secondary Markets a Sustainable Capital Source for Energy Efficiency?

by Michael Puckett As the energy efficiency finance market grows and matures, are robust secondary markets inevitable, necessary, or even appropriate? This is the question that State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Financing Solutions Working Group has attempted to answer in its new white paper, “Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source…

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Newsletter: ICP Responds to Need for Energy Efficiency Standardization (2/18/2015)

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum newsletter. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Feature ICP Responds to Need for Energy Efficiency Standardization Can one solution both help private capital access the energy efficiency industry and reduce commercial building owners’ skepticism? Read more… News Low…

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ICP Responds to Need for Energy Efficiency Standardization

by Kat Friedrich The United States energy efficiency industry will have to standardize projects before it can receive large-scale private financing, according to our recent Q&A with a senior manager at Citigroup. Meanwhile, commercial building owners are skeptical that energy efficiency retrofits will be financially worthwhile. Do these two thorny obstacles have a common solution?…

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Newsletter: Skepticism Stalls Small Commercial Energy Retrofits (2/4/2015)

The post below is an issue of the Clean Energy Finance Forum newsletter. To subscribe, use the form in the sidebar to the right. Features Citi Director Outlines Progress and Hurdles in Financing Clean Energy In this interview, Michael Eckhart, managing director and global head of finance and sustainability at Citigroup, shares his optimism about…