Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Blog | May 21, 2015

Projects for your pipeline: conferences and deal sourcing don’t have to be mutually exclusive

In just a week and a half, ACEEE will be hosting its annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum. There’s been a running joke in the energy efficiency financing industry for the past couple of years about the large ratio of conferences to deals.

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Blog | March 18, 2015

Seizing a Critical Moment for Energy Efficiency Finance

An unprecedented amount of capital is ready to be deployed into the market for energy efficiency investments. Deals are getting done, and pipelines are being filled for some. Momentum is growing, but we are still far shy of tapping this market’s $279 billion investment potential.

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Blog | May 6, 2014

Energy efficiency finance joins the starting line-up

After a long warm-up, energy efficiency is taking its rightful place as a starting player in the clean energy game. This spring, we’ve seen both the public and the private sector put serious resources into helping build financing solutions to help efficiency reach the scale it needs.

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Blog | April 10, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Finance Forum: the WHEEL deal

The moment we have been waiting for has arrived! The Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), a financing platform that will open the market for energy efficiency investment to institutional investors, is open for business. WHEEL acts as a virtual financial warehouse for relatively small individual loans, holding them until there are enough loans to attract attention from large investment houses.

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Blog | February 20, 2014

New Lessons on Driving Demand for Energy Efficiency Financing

Recent months have seen some exciting developments in energy efficiency finance. Investment funds, capitalized at about $200 million, are set to break into the potentially extensive market for energy efficiency projects in the buildings sector.

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Blog | October 22, 2013

5 Key Lessons Learned from the Small Lender Energy Efficiency Convening (SLEEC)

Over the past several years, the energy efficiency community has worked hard to engage lenders in what is estimated to be a $279 billion market. At ACEEE’s annual Finance Forums, we have witnessed tremendous progress.

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Blog | June 5, 2013

Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency Finance: Takeaways from this Year’s Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

On May 13–15, ACEEE hosted the 7th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum in Chicago, Illinois. Once again, we had record-breaking attendance—nearly 300 participants—and representation from a wide array of industries, including financial services; utilities; and federal, state, and local government.

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Blog | May 22, 2012

Highlights from the 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

This month, ACEEE hosted its 6th Annual Energy Efficiency Finance Forum in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was attended by 250 representatives from utilities, banks, venture capital firms, energy efficiency program offices, real estate firms, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and state and local government offices. Participants enjoyed a rich program that featured presentations centered on this year’s theme of “Getting to Scale.”

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