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Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Exploring the Rationales and Design Options for Energy Efficiency Financing Programs

Sources:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Authors:

Mark Zimring

Merrian Borgeson

Annika Todd

Charles Goldman

Date:

1 December 2013

This report provides an overview of the broad motivations for offering financing initiatives that facilitate efficiency investments across consumer segments as well as key questions that must be resolved to assess the efficacy of these strategies. The report also offers illustrative examples based on the authors’ experience working with energy efficiency financing program administrators, policymakers, financial institutions and service providers.