Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions
October 30, 2014 by Robert Sanders

This paper describes financing tools that can be used to implement projects and that will attract private capital on highly favorable terms, thereby reducing the cost of solar and resilient power installations.

Resilient Power: Evolution of a New Clean Energy Strategy to Meet Severe Weather Threats
September 18, 2014 by Clean Energy Group

This paper outlines the dangers that power outages can pose to our most vulnerable populations, the failures of traditional backup power sources, and the opportunities to develop distributed energy systems with clean and dependable energy technologies.

CE+BFI Releases Financing Model Document on Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
May 20, 2014 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

CE+BFI examines Qualified 501(c)(3) bonds as a mechanism for communities with 501(c)(3) organizations seeking to undertake significant clean energy projects.

Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
April 16, 2014 by Devashree Saha, Lew Milford, Mark Muro, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

Clean Energy Group, the Brookings Institution and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have just released a new paper on a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment: state and local bond finance.

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods
February 12, 2014 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders

In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts.

Anatomy of the Deal – NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bonds
September 6, 2013 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

NYSERDA recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York program. This bond issuance marks a monumental accomplishment for the clean energy and bond finance industries.

Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy: How States and Cities are Using Old Finance Tools to Scale Up a New Industry
August 8, 2013 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

This paper identifies several financing strategies at the state and municipal level that can be adapted and implemented to accelerate the clean energy finance revolution in other states and cities, and at the federal level.

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities
June 3, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

By adopting appropriate incentives, definitions and safeguards, states could use their existing RPSs to support increased energy resiliency at critical facilities, while simultaneously promoting the increased deployment of clean energy resources.

CE+BFI State Clean Energy Finance Initiative Proposal
February 6, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

A state-driven federal clean energy finance initiative would effectively leverage private financing for clean energy development, according to a proposal published by the Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI) for Congress to consider.

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.