Green Bank Accounting: Examining the Current Landscape and Tallying Progress on Energy Efficiency

Research Report F1602

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Annie Gilleo, Brian Stickles, and Chris Kramer (Energy Futures Group)

Description:

Financing programs can expand the reach and depth of energy efficiency investments while preserving public dollars, especially when the financing is supported by robust marketing and technical assistance. Enter the green bank. Created by states or local jurisdictions, green banks leverage public funds to stimulate capital investment in clean energy projects. This report surveys the current landscape of green banks to understand how they are working in various market sectors and to identify promising strategies and lessons learned. Our particular focus is on energy efficiency.