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– News –

Avoid the Capital Budget Trap and Finance your EE Project

The following is a guest post that HB&C Principal Dave Carey wrote for our friends at The original post can be found here  Property owners frequently tell energy efficiency project developers that their property has not budgeted for the proposed project or that the project did not get approved for funding.  To avoid this pitfall, developers […]


Client Success Story: Xcel Energy’s Energy Efficiency Finance Program

Background:   In 2012, Xcel Energy began implementing the Energy Efficiency Financing Program (EEFP) for Colorado ratepayers.  The EEFP provides a budget to assist in the marketing, awareness and uptake in available financing products for commercial and residential customers. HB&C has been a part of the implementation of the EEFP for almost 2 years, providing technical […]


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 […]


– 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