State Energy Financing Programs

For many State Energy Offices, effective clean energy financing programs are founded in innovative partnerships and a commitment to showcasing the benefits of investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuels. By engaging State Energy Offices and private sector Affiliates through NASEO’s Financing Committee, NASEO has developed a suite of resources designed to share best practices and help states improve, expand, and establish new financing initiatives.

Nearly every State Energy Office is involved in clean energy financing. Check out the following links for more detail on:

State Energy Loan Fund Map

To help NASEO keep this map as up-to-date as possible, please contact Sandy Fazeli, Senior Program Director.

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To learn more about participating in the NASEO Financing Committee, contributing to our financing resources and publications, and getting involved in NASEO events on financing, please contact Sandy Fazeli, Senior Program Director, at sfazeli@naseo.org

Additionally, many of NASEO’s partners offer informative and valuable resources on financing program design and implementation. Check out these organizations for more:

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): DOE’s State and Local Solutions Center includes a Financing Solutions portal with a wide range of resources on financing program design and implementation.

  • Energy Programs Consortium (EPC): EPC fosters coordination and cooperation among state and federal agencies in the areas of energy policy and program development, and has extensive resources on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs), the Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), and affordable multifamily housing.

  • Cadmus: Cadmus delivers services and solutions that transform markets and behaviors, create social and economic value, and improve people’s lives. Its Energy and Green Building Finance team works with governments, utilities, businesses, and nonprofits to develop programs that provide initial funding options and remove financial hurdles.

  • Harcourt Brown and Carey (HB&C): HB&C, a NASEO Affiliate, is a national consulting firm specializing in clean energy finance. Its clients include states, local governments, the federal government, utilities, and financial institutions.

  • Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE): A NASEO Affiliate, CSE is committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy. It does this through energy program design/implementation, technical consulting, workforce training and policy innovation. Its extensive suite of resources includes publications on clean energy financing at the state and local level.

  • Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA): CDFA’s mission is  to strengthen the efforts of state and local development finance agencies fostering job creation and economic growth through the use of tax-exempt and other public-private partnership finance programs. Its Online Resource Database has a wealth of information on energy finance.

  • Coalition for Green Capital (CGC): CGC’s mission is is to establish green banks at the state, federal, and international levels in order to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and maximize the deployment of clean electricity and energy efficiency. 

  • PACENation: PACENation’s mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants.