Clean Energy Finance. Clean Energy Policy. Proven results. Decades of Experience.

– What We Do –

Harcourt Brown & Carey (HB&C) is a national consulting firm that specializes in clean energy finance. Incorporated as an S-Corporation in 2011, our client list includes states, local governments, the federal government, utilities, financial institutions, businesses and non-profits.  We provide independent advisory services at the intersection of policy and commerce, bringing to our clients an unparalleled understanding of what works in the marketplace.  HB&C can do this because our principals have real world experience with designing, negotiating, and operating under a wide range of clean energy financing programs and because we have a deep understanding of the policy and regulatory framework for clean energy.  We know what works in the marketplace and we know how to design policies, programs and regulatory frameworks for that market.

Core Strengths Include:

  •  Leveraged Structures to Incorporate Private Capital
  •  Depth Across Real Estate Sectors
  •  Integration with Existing Utility, DSM, Efficiency Programs
  • Experience with Underserved Populations
  • Experience with Multiple Utility Types
  • Experience with Broad Scope of Projects Including both Renewable Generation & Energy Efficiency

– What We've Done –

– The Latest –

The Rule of 72

How’s this for a bit of levity?  This week our blog post is about a neat mental-math trick to quickly calculate compound interest rates of return using the “Rule of 72″. This is how it works:  Suppose you want to quickly understand how long it will take for you to double your money at a certain […]


HB&C Attends Resilience Finance Symposium in New Jersey

In the wake of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a blog on resiliency seems appropriate. Resiliency is simply defined as the ability to recover quickly from some disruptive change. That disruptive change could mean eating too much turkey, spending too much money, or in the case of this blog, disastrous climate events like Superstorm […]


The Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center – A Special Gift Before the Holidays

Are you a program administrator or home performance professional struggling with a residential energy efficiency program? Do you wish there was one place with all of the solutions to your questions? It’s not the Holiday just yet, but your wish has already come true! Last month, The Department of Energy released a new resource called […]