Skeptical business owner

Skepticism Stalls Small Commercial Energy Retrofits

by Kat Friedrich Small commercial energy efficiency retrofits are often at the bottom of building owners’ priority lists. According to “Financing Small Commercial Building Energy Performance Upgrades: Challenges and Opportunities,” a report published in January by National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a complex knot of challenges is preventing building owners from both seeking financing…

What investors want

Newsletter: Clean Energy Bond Investors Want a Full Buffet of Options (1/21/2015)

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 Clean Energy Bond Investors Want a Full Buffet of Options For the first time, researchers have examined what potential investors want from the United States clean energy bond market. Offering…

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Could Behavior Change Insights Drive Demand for Energy Efficiency?

by Lea Lupkin Proven strategies for encouraging customers to use new technologies and seek financing are critical to the diffusion of energy efficiency solutions. Even with financing, energy efficiency programs face significant hurdles in driving customer demand, particularly in the small- and medium-scale markets. The recent Behavior, Energy & Climate Conference (BECC) 2014 offered insights…

New Mexico solar array

Newsletter: Get in Line: New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (1/7/2015)

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 Get in Line: New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Commercial wind and solar developers looking to sign up for New Mexico’s Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit in the near…