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Green Financing Remains Key, but What's the Best Way Forward? We Want Your Ideas
By Brian Stickles , Research Analyst, Finance Policy
2017 will usher in a new administration and likely some changes in federal energy policy. Despite the uncertainty of such change, one fact is clear: financing of energy efficiency investments is more important than ever.
States, cities, and, corporations have committed to continue building the clean energy economy. They will need to either dig deeper into their budgets or find new funding strategies to make progress. Fortunately, financing can help stretch a dollar, and investor appetite for green bonds - one such source - skyrocketed to more than $80 billion last year.
What's next for financing? We're building a dynamic agenda for our Finance Forum 2017, and there's still time to help shape it by sharing your ideas for topics. Our event has been the world's preeminent conference on energy efficiency financing for more than a decade.
Hosted this year in Chicago, Finance Forum will dedicate a portion of its program to energy efficiency in the Midwest. It will feature the endeavors and accomplishments of Illinois and the surrounding states. It will also serve as a venue for companies and agencies to share knowledge on how to scale-up efficiency at both the national and regional level...
To continue reading, visit: http://aceee.org/blog/2017/01/green-financing-remains-key-what-s
Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff » posted on: 1/17/2017