HB&C Principal Matthew H. Brown presented at the RE AMP meeting on potential roles for Midwest NGOs in promoting financing programs for energy efficiency. Matthew’s presentation provided the audience with a general background on financing, with a focus on the perspectives that different investors hold about efficiency financing. The presentation and subsequent discussion focused in particular on new bonding options such as Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, the role of credit unions in financing and the role of Community Development Lenders in financing.
RE-AMP is an engaged and active network of nonprofits and foundations working on climate change and energy policy in an eight-state region in the upper Midwest. This ambitious project is aimed at transforming the upper Midwest energy sector into a model of clean, efficient and safe energy use, while reducing global warming pollution economy-wide 80% by 2050.