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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…

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Citi Director Outlines Progress and Hurdles in Financing Clean Energy

by Anthony Clark What do leaders in the banking industry think about the potential of privately financing solar power, wind energy, and energy efficiency? In this interview, Michael Eckhart, managing director and global head of finance and sustainability at Citigroup, shares his optimism about the transition to clean energy and his observations about the persistent…

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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…

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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…