Bryan Garcia, Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Bruce Schlein, Citi
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The mission of the Financing Solutions Working Group for the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is to provide responsive financing instruments and mechanisms (loans, leases, and power and service agreements) that support widespread adoption of energy efficiency technologies in the United States. The working group recognizes that effective financing is a vital tool that can encourage implementation of energy efficiencies by strengthening the value proposition of investments consumers consider making in energy conservation.
The Financing Solutions Working Group has established its primary focus on the residential energy efficiency sector because it:
The working group has established a secondary focus on the commercial sector, which:
Each of the sectors the working group has identified complements recent DOE programmatic efforts (e.g., Better Buildings Grants), the Federal Housing Administration Power Saver program, and other initiatives.
The Financing Solutions Working Group has identified three pillars that frame its proposed approach:
Recognizing the broad implications of developing more responsive financing instruments, the Financing Solutions Working Group plans to inform its efforts through interaction with state and local governments, large financing institutions and local lenders, utilities, and state public utility commissions.
Learn more about the Financing Solutions Working Group's priority solutions and actions.
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