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The Big Picture – Why is financing important? How does it fit into energy and climate policy more broadly? What is the potential impact of the stimulus bill?
Introduction to Financing for Efficiency and Renewables – What financing models exist? What are their limitations and strengths?
10:45 Nuts and Bolts of Clean Energy Municipal Financing – How does CEMF work? What are the relevant laws and processes to create a CEMF program? What are the sources of funding and the implications of the current state of the credit markets? What is the status of the federal income tax credit for solar? What are the opportunities for regional or state-wide programs? presentation
1:30 Welcome from Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates
1:40 Participants' Experience – Hear from homeowners who are currently participating in a CEMF program. What attracted them to the program? What are the benefits and challenges? What are their recommendations for new programs? Participant 1 video ~ Participant 1 video ~ Q&A video
2:30 Lessons from the Trenches – Program managers describe their experience thus far with CEMF including program status, administrative requirements to run the program, advice to other managers, and plans for the future.
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University of California, Berkeley
U.S. Department of Energy
Bears Breaking Boundaries
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)
Municipal Management Association of Northern California
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
City of Berkeley
Executive and International Program - Goldman School of Public Policy
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Local Government Commission
The RAEL Team:
Dan Kammen, Professor and Director, RAEL
Merrian Fuller, Haas School of Business, Energy and Resources Group
Cathy Kunkel, Energy and Resources Group
Gogi Kalka, Energy and Resources Group
RAEL Clean Energy Financing project website.
==> Any questions can be directed to Merrian Fuller (merrianfuller [at] gmail.com)