Courtesy notice of 4/2/13 webinar: “California Schemin’: Innovative Financing for Energy Efficiency”

Update: a copy of the presentation can be found here:
Our friends at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) Blueprint for Efficiency program are hosting a webinar Tuesday April 2, 9-10am pdt as follows:

“A key challenge to energy consumers adopting energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings and operations is a lack of available financing to overcome the first cost barrier that often stops larger EE projects in their tracks, even when there is a compelling return on investment. Recognizing this barrier, California is tackling energy efficiency financing on multiple fronts, including innovative utility-sector policies and programs that are being developed and implemented by the state’s investor-owned utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission for various end-use sectors. This Webinar will review recent developments in the field and (while following Casey Stengel’s admonition to “never make predictions, especially about the future”) will explore potential solutions to the energy efficiency financing gap in California and beyond, including those involving credit enhancements, non-utility capital sources, on-bill mechanisms, and others, some of which are described in Recommendations for Energy Efficiency Finance Pilot Programs.”

Register Here.
More here on CBEY and their Blueprint for Efficiency.

About David Nemtzow

David Nemtzow, Principal, Nemtzow & Associates, has worked on energy efficiency for over thirty years, having run a large State government energy, water and utility department, the Alliance to Save Energy, and an energy and utility consulting practice, and he has been on the executive team of a clean energy startup company. He has provided technical and policy advice to policy makers and regulators; built partnerships and coalitions, and communicated complex energy issues to corporate CEOs, energy professionals, community leaders, senior government officials and the public. Nemtzow currently advises on strategic, programmatic and analytic concerns on utility, energy efficiency and other distributed and demand-side issues on behalf of California utility, corporate, trade association and other clients. He co-drafted the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (2008) on behalf of the California investor-owned utilities.