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.

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages
August 1, 2013 by President’s Council of Economic Advisers, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

This report estimates the annual cost of power outages caused by severe weather between 2003 and 2012 and describes various strategies for modernizing the grid and increasing grid resilience.

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.

A Learning Investment-based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States
February 28, 2013 by The Brattle Group

A comprehensive analysis of the economic costs and benefits of developing offshore wind industry in the United States.

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.

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.