Financing Solutions Working Group

SEE Action’s Financing Solutions Working Group seeks to increase energy efficiency financing program confidence, capital and convenience by providing state and local government decision makers and financial institutions the tools and information needed to create, implement and sustain successful energy efficiency financing programs. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Financing.

Financing Solutions Working Group Members

Name Affiliation
Bryan Garcia (Co-Chair) Connecticut Green Bank
Bruce Schlein (Co-Chair) Citi
Lorraine Akiba Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Casey Bell American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Deana Carrillo California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
Brad Copithorne Renewable Funding
Stuart DeCew Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Janis Erickson Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Don Gilligan National Association of Energy Service Companies
Greg Hale Office of the Governor, State of New York
Robert Hall Hall Associates Consulting, LLC
Philip Henderson Natural Resources Defense Council
Bill Jenkins Deutsche Bank
Birud Jhivari Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Richard Kauffman Office of the Governor, State of New York
Steven Klein First Infrastructure, Inc.
Peter Krajsa AFC First Financial Corporation
Joel Kurtzman Milken Institute - Center for Financial Innovations
Jean Lamming California Public Utilities Commission
David Logeman Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
Kevin McCarthy Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research
Jeff Pitkin New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Curtis Probst Rocky Mountain Institute
Robert Sahadi Institute for Market Transformation
Paul Scharfenberger Colorado Governor's Energy Office
Mary Schlaefer Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation
Mary Templeton Michigan Saves
Jennifer Weiss Environmental Finance Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
Austin Whitman First Fuel
Stockton Williams HR&A Advisors
Mark Wolfe Energy Programs Consortium


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Guidance Documents

Provides key considerations for policymakers, energy efficiency program administrators, and program partners om implementing successful energy efficiency financing programs for existing buildings.
Provides considerations for state and local policymakers and energy efficiency program administrators designing and implementing successful credit enhancement strategies for residential and commercial buildings.
Provides an overview of the current state of on-bill programs and provides actionable insights on key program design considerations for on-bill lending programs. States and utilities are increasingly turning to on-bill financing to stretch their limited efficiency program dollars and to overcome a number of barriers to the uptake of energy improvements in residential and non-residential properties.