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.  Founded in 2008, 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 –

Part II “Are We Fishing In The Wrong Pond?” Thoughts on Contractor Engagement for Financing

While there hasn’t been much clean energy finance marketing done directly to contractors, those that have likely put the most money into it are these guys,  and I think the messaging here is pretty good. So what would a contractor-centric EE finance marketing push look like?   In my mind, it’s a two step process: First you […]


We Are Seeing Job Growth in the EE Finance World

When HB&C started working on building a strong role for energy efficiency finance back about 5 or 6 years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot happening in the market.  Only a couple credit unions around the country had energy efficiency lending programs.  Almost no banks had figured out how to be involved in the market. […]


Part I : Advertising for EE Upgrades- Are We Fishing In the Wrong Pond?

A client recently asked me for some examples of good outreach to energy efficiency contractors. After much thought, I realized I was at a bit of a loss.  There is a LOT of advertising about energy efficiency programs to consumers, but very little actually reaches out directly to contractors. This is all wrong. First off, this […]