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 –

HB&C Opens Southeast Office

HB&C now has an office in the Southeast!  Heather Braithwaite, who, after graduating with her MBA in June, recently became our newest Senior Associate with HB&C, will be heading up our efforts in the SouthEast from Virginia Beach, VA. Being a fifth-generation Virginian, Heather’s roots in Virginia and the rest of the South has lead […]


Financing The Water – Energy Nexus

  With unprecedented drought conditions in California, and over allocated water resources in the west, compounded by expanding populations, water conservation is increasingly spilling over (forgive the pun!) into clean energy finance. The connection is simple- both water and energy are essential to our way of life, and both are key players in the story of how climate […]


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 […]