Thursday, June 5, 2014

Energy Efficiency Strategy Benefits From A Portfolio Approach

ContributorThe issue of how to finance energy efficiency continues to evolve. Since the program was launched in 2011, more than $1.77 billion in vehicles such as equity re-investment, distributed generation contracts, and tax-exempt leases have helped organizations achieve their goals. That doesn’t include the roughly $1.4 billion in performance contracts being used by the federal government; right now, this sort of financing isn’t used very much by the private sector, Vargas said. “Some people will tell you it’s a red herring,” she said.

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