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Financing Energy Efficiency

Vehicles for funding energy-efficient solutions, including energy-savings performance contracts, utility incentives, and on-bill financing and PACE programs.

Often cited as a barrier to the deployment of proven, energy-efficient solutions is a lack of funding or funding mechanisms. There are, however, funding vehicles that have proven successful—when made a priority.

Market-Driven Approach

Efforts to finance energy efficiency should begin with a market-driven approach. Markets have proven to be very powerful drivers of energy efficiency in parts of the world. Countries as different as Denmark and Japan have in common a

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