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Energy Efficiency Is About to Get a $200M Jolt From Wall Street : Greentech Media

Energy Efficiency Is About to Get a $200M Jolt From Wall Street : Greentech Media | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Joule Assets and Kilowatt Financial each announce $100 million funds for efficiency projects.
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Hmmm...this sounds good on the surface, but isn't this what caused the housing market to crash?

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While structured much differently, these two funds from Joule Assets and Kilowatt Financial are the kinds of financial products efficiency advocates have been hoping for. 

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Innovative financing spurs energy efficiency in rural communities

Innovative financing spurs energy efficiency in rural communities | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
New initiatives aim to improve rural energy systems, including a $250 million commitment from the USDA and private financing program in North Carolina.
 
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Good news here for rural residents and business owners - you may soon be able to get assistance from your local utility to make energy efficiency improvements.

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PACE Financing on the Rebound : Greentech Media

PACE Financing on the Rebound : Greentech Media | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Federal regulators consider unblocking the billion-dollar PACE residential market. Meanwhile, can commercial and industrial PACE take off?
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PACE financing is another way to consider funding an Events2HVAC implementation at your facility or on your campus.

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The Natural Gas Revolution: Good or Bad for Energy Efficiency?

The Natural Gas Revolution: Good or Bad for Energy Efficiency? | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner.
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Nonprofit hopes to help small biz plug into energy efficiency

Nonprofit hopes to help small biz plug into energy efficiency | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Small businesses are struggling to plug into energy efficiency programs, a Bloomfield-based nonprofit reported following its inaugural campaign that paid $779,000 in electricity bills for companies in the state.
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2012 Energy Efficiency Indicator Global Results (Executive Summary)

The 2012 global Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey highlights trends and provides new insights into the attitudes and practices of global executives and building owners responsible for energy management and investment decisions in industrial, commercial and public-sector buildings.

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Path to Breakthrough in Financing Energy Efficiency? | Sustainable Business Forum

Path to Breakthrough in Financing Energy Efficiency? | Sustainable Business Forum | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Milton Bevington, a UMass-Boston Lecturer affiliated with SERC, and who has been closely engaged with the Clinton Climate Initiative.
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PACE upgrades CT energy efficiency | HartfordBusiness.com

PACE upgrades CT energy efficiency | HartfordBusiness.com | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Connecticut's energy efficiency industry is graduating from light bulbs and weather-stripping to boilers and ventilation systems.
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Energy Efficiency Finance – The Closer We Get, the More Complicated it Seems… | Enterprise Smart Grid

Energy Efficiency Finance – The Closer We Get, the More Complicated it Seems… | Enterprise Smart Grid | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
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Green Financing Not So Easy for Multifamily - Energy Efficiency, Finance - Multifamily Executive Magazine

Green Financing Not So Easy for Multifamily - Energy Efficiency, Finance - Multifamily Executive Magazine | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Potential lenders are still not sufficiently convinced that energy-saving retrofits will result in meaningful savings for multifamily owners in the long run.
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Big Banks Increase Focus On Energy Efficiency Finance

Big Banks Increase Focus On Energy Efficiency Finance | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it

On-bill repayment and other financing options to continue to grow (hopefully) for energy efficiency retrofits

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SoCal Gas Offers Million in Rebates to Business Customers : Eastern Group Publications

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has more than $30 million in rebates and incentives available this year to its business customers for qualifying energy-efficiency projects.

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Energy Efficiency at Zero Upfront Cost

Energy Efficiency at Zero Upfront Cost | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
It is no secret in today’s stormy economy… cash flow is tight in businesses and organizations, and energy efficiency at zero upfront cost can appear out of reach.
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Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment | Department of Energy

“Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment” is a resource guide that lists the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify – meant to make it easier ...
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Link to the PDF on this page to access more detailed descriptions of the federal incentives for energy efficiency than you can get on the DSRIE website.

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How cities are financing their own energy efficiency by making retrofitting possible

How cities are financing their own energy efficiency by making retrofitting possible | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
New financial institutions and instruments created by cities such as New York, Melbourne and Berlin have made it easy for large building owners to retrofit their properties by financing projects without impacting owners' bottom lines, as Julia...
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A New Way to Foot Efficiency Upgrades

A New Way to Foot Efficiency Upgrades | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
A commercial property owner in California will be able to avoid large upfront costs by paying regular installments on a utility bill. In a twist, the payments will continue even if the property changes hands.
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CA Governments Launch Ambitious Energy Efficiency Program (PACE)

14 Counties and 126 California Cities to Provide Innovative Financing for Commercial Building Clean Energy and Water Upgrades...
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Southfield Businesses Get New Tool to Save Energy and Money - CBS Detroit

Southfield Businesses Get New Tool to Save Energy and Money - CBS Detroit | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners in the City of Southfield will now have access to an innovative new tool to finance energy efficiency projects and renewable energy improvements for their buildings.
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On-Bill Repayment Shows Great Promise, But Challenges Remain | Clean Energy Finance Center

Although on-bill repayment programs have many advantages, these programs are still in their infancy and many barriers to widespread deployment remain.
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The Truth Behind Energy Project Economics | EC&M Magazine | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine

The Truth Behind Energy Project Economics | EC&M Magazine | Energy Efficiency content from Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC and M) Magazine | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Why the numbers aren’t always as they seem on jobs that attach a financial value to energy savings...
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Green Campus Partners and Citi Launch Financing Solution to Fund Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects - The Sacramento Bee

Green Campus Partners and Citi Launch Financing Solution to Fund Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects - The Sacramento Bee | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it

 Green Campus Partners announced today the closing of a $50 million warehouse funding facility with Citi that will give GCP dedicated capital access to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. 

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The Energy Efficiency Revoluti... | Building Efficiency Connected Community

The Energy Efficiency Revoluti... | Building Efficiency Connected Community | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it

The finance industry has had a bumpy road of late. Energy efficiency financing, a field that exploded in popularity over the past two years now seems to have disappeared from view.

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Financing Green Part I: Funding Energy Efficient Retrofits and Overcoming Uncertainty - CoStar Group

Financing Green Part I: Funding Energy Efficient Retrofits and Overcoming Uncertainty - CoStar Group | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
It has become increasingly evident to those in the commercial real estate industry that improving building energy performance and making other sustainable and green improvements can impact property values and balance sheets.
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Resources for Accessing Energy Efficiency Incentives | Alliance to Save Energy

Resources for Accessing Energy Efficiency Incentives | Alliance to Save Energy | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it

Financial incentives can increase the rate-of-return and reduce the financial risk of energy efficiency improvement projects and retrofits for manufacturing plants...there are numerous resources available to help assess and evaluate the potential financial impact of incentives for industrial energy efficiency projects.

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Lead By Example: Connecticut

Lead By Example: Connecticut | Financing Energy Efficiency Projects | Scoop.it
Lead By Example Abstract: The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s 'Lead-By-Example' program (LBE) will reduce energy use in Connecticut’s State and local government buildings and operations.
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