Energy efficiency could be a huge investment opportunity in the U.S., but better policies are needed to unlock financing, according to a new Ceres study.
Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, according to a new study by investor advocacy group Ceres.
The study details the results of a survey of nearly 30 institutional investors and other experts from the energy, policy and financial sectors that identified three areas of policy:
- utility regulation
- demand-generating policies and
- innovative financing policies
The study finds that these three areas have the potential to take energy efficiency financing to a scale sufficient enough to attract significant institutional investment.