Designing and Implementing Community Energy Finance Programs

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Local governments across the country are becoming increasingly involved in promoting, facilitating, and even financing private clean energy efforts. The Environmental Finance Center has been working with officials to move community green projects forward by thinking through practical, fiscal and organizational opportunities and challenges on a local and state level. This web page provides links to tools, documents, research, trainings and resources valuable to utility staff, governing bodies, policy makers, assistance providers, customers, media and researchers. It is organized by four critical steps in developing a clean energy finance program:

  • Financing
  • Forecasting Demand
  • Program Types, Structures, and Examples
  • Building a Team