Marley Urdanick

Energy and Utilities Consultant at PA Consulting Group
Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2015

Marley is an Energy and Utilities Consultant at PA Consulting Group. She is interested in the intersection of energy, finance and energy efficiency. She was a research assistant at CBEY and worked for Yale’s Clean Energy Finance Forum, the only news source focused exclusively on energy efficiency finance and renewable energy finance.

She spent one summer as a finance intern at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. At NREL, she supported the renewable energy finance team and published an article that examined emerging renewable energy finance structures, called “yieldcos”.

Prior to Yale, Marley worked as assistant coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension to support NYSERDA's residential energy efficiency program, Green Jobs Green New York. During this time she helped launch the On Bill Recovery program and helped build relationships between program participants, contractors and the program administrator. Marley served on the Broome County Environmental Management Council from 2008 until she left her position as Vice Chair to attend Yale in 2013. Marley was born and raised in upstate New York and holds a BS from Binghamton University.

Authored Articles

Alternative Market Solutions Could Ignite Renewable Energy Finance

How can alternative financing solutions help expand clean energy through capital markets? Industry experts convened at this year’s Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) East conference in Miami on Sept. 20-23 to discuss these possibilities. Yieldcos, crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (p2p) markets, and property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing could supplement the role of securitization and may deliver the capital the renewable energy industry demands.

Energy Efficiency Is a Ripe Market for Small to Mid-Size Lenders

Small energy-efficiency lenders face major obstacles including a lack of customer demand and data, a shortage of standardization metrics, regulatory hurdles, and an absence of underwriting standards, according to a report from the Small Lender Energy Efficiency Convening (SLEEC). The SLEEC took place in October 2013 when the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and Energi convened a group of key stakeholders to explore the obstacles small lenders face and to identify opportunities for small and mid-size lender engagement in the energy efficiency lending market.

Uncovering the Energy Efficiency Insurance Risks of Small Office Buildings

Energi, a leading provider of specialized insurance and risk management solutions, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered in October 2013 to analyze and begin to quantify the uninsurable risks of energy efficiency retrofits in small office buildings. Uninsurable risk is one of the largest barriers to financing energy efficiency in small buildings.