California Energy Efficiency Industry Council
Energy Efficiency Financing Conference
The Efficiency Council hosted a sold-out, one-day conference on energy efficiency financing on May 25 in San Francisco that featured new CPUC Commissioner Mark Ferron as the keynote speaker, along with the US DOE‘s Mark Sperling and many other key players in the industry and finance sector. Along with co-sponsors PG&E, the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), and the Antenna Group, the Efficiency Council assembled a full day of panels with leading experts on energy efficiency project financing, investments in emerging technologies, and state and federal policies and programs that aim to expand the reach of efficiency financing opportunities. The conference successfully gathered an impressive group of speakers and participants who collectively brought considerable expertise on energy efficiency financing in California.
During a productive day, the panelists and attendees explored existing financing programs, identified opportunities and challenges, contrasted state and federal experiences, examined financing from the investor angle, and debated the future of public policy in this arena. The Efficiency Council would like to once again thank the fantastic panelists for their contributions to the conference.
The conference agenda provides details on the day's schedule, speakers, and topics.
The Efficiency Council has developed a 21-page conference report (June 2011) that focuses on the major takeaways from the conference's panel discussions on how to best support the flow of private capital to energy efficiency projects and businesses in California. The full report has been made available to conference attendees via email. As a member benefit, Efficiency Council members can access the report free of charge in the members-only section of the Efficiency Council website under the "Newsletter and Reports" tab.
Not every panelist delivered a PowerPoint presentation, but the presentations of those who did are available below.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Industry Perspective on Financing
Utility, City, and State Level Financing Programs
Opportunities and Challenges: Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
National and State Experience with Energy Efficiency Financing Programs
Investments in Emerging Technologies and Energy Efficiency Companies
Policy Options to Promote Energy Efficiency Financing and the Flow of Private Capital
About the Efficiency Council
The California Energy Efficiency Industry Council, founded in 2009, is a statewide trade association of non-utility companies that provide efficiency products and services in California. Our member businesses, now numbering over 50, employ over 4,000 Californians throughout the state, and they include energy service companies, engineering and architecture firms, contractors, implementation and evaluation experts, financing experts, workforce training entities, and manufacturers of energy efficiency products and equipment. The Efficiency Council’s mission is to support appropriate energy efficiency policies, programs, and technologies that create sustainable jobs and foster long-term economic growth, stable and reasonably priced energy infrastructures, and environmental improvement.