CE+BFI Recommended Financing Model – Morris Model Financing Structure
January 30, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

The ‘Morris Model,’ named for a financing structure originated in Morris County, New Jersey, leverages bond financing to achieve relatively low cost capital for renewable energy.

Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs)
January 9, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Industrial Development Bond (IDB) model leverages bond financing to achieve relatively low cost capital for renewable energy.

CE+BFI: Briefing Paper on Proposed Bond Models Under Study
September 28, 2012 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Preliminary document exploring the most promising bond instruments that can be used for clean energy.

Collaborative Procurement of Offshore Wind Energy- A Buyers Network: Assessment of Merits and Approaches
September 11, 2012 by Baird Brown, Carolyn Elefant, Mark Sinclair, Melissa Haugh

A report examining offshore wind energy procurement through a “buyers network.”

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative: An Action Plan to Access Capital Markets
August 1, 2012 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

The objective of the Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI) is to define and implement a new role for development finance in clean energy federalism, a potential game changer for scaling up clean energy capital in the country.

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Overview
July 26, 2012 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

A brief overview of the Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI), a joint initiative of Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA).

Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development
January 12, 2012 by Devashree Saha, Lew Milford, Mark Muro, Mark Sinclair

State clean energy funds have emerged as effective tools that states can use to accelerate the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Strategies to Finance Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development and Infrastructure Approach
December 5, 2011 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford, Ross Tyler

This document provides the context and describes some of the challenges that currently face the financing of large‐scale renewable energy deployments.

Moving Climate Innovation into the 21st Century: Emerging Lessons from other Sectors and Options for a New Climate Innovation Initiative
May 11, 2011 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford, Lindsay Maderia, Val Stori

Based on lessons learned from nine case studies of existing international public- and private-sector technology and market development collaborations, the paper presents core principles and three options for a climate innovation initiative.

Innovation to Infrastructure: Clean Energy without Cap and Trade
November 15, 2010 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford

This report recommends several novel energy strategies to advance emerging clean energy technologies that do not require major new federal legislation or more federal funding.