2016 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

May 22 - 24, 2016
    Newport Marriott, Newport, RI

    Achieving Deep Energy Efficiency

    The 2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum was held May 22 - 24, 2016 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island.

    Energy efficiency has taken on a new level of importance both domestically and internationally. Efficiency has long been a key element in utility resource planning, business competitiveness, and household energy budgets. Now it is slated to play a central role in meeting domestic targets under the Clean Power Plan and international agreements to reduce carbon emissions, both formalized in the last few months. 

    Efficiency is widely recognized as a lowest-cost pathway to meet these goals, but in order to bring it to the scale necessary, global investment in efficiency will need to exceed $10 trillion over the next 20 years. The efficiency revolution will be impossible without effective financing options.

    For nearly a decade, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum has brought together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets. Finance Forum participants have a great opportunity to learn about which models are working and why.

    Participants Included: Clean-tech and energy efficiency investors; financiers; real estate professionals; CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders; entrepreneurs; utility staff; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy service company personnel; policymakers; NGOs; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; and marketing experts.


    Each year, the Finance Forum features over 75 experts presenting on a variety of topics. The 2016 forum featured success stories and presentations on topics including PACE, on-bill financing, serving low-to-moderate income households and multifamily residences, Green Banks, and international energy efficiency finance.

    Click here for the detailed program and below to download the presentations.






    Media Partners

    Networking Breaks

    Keynote Speakers

    Monday Plenary Keynote Speaker

    Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner


    In his first year as Treasurer, Magaziner championed successful legislation establishing new green infrastructure programs at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to put tradesmen and women back to work on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.


    Lunch Keynote Speaker

    Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


    Secretary Matthew A. Beaton oversees the Commonwealth's six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies: the Departments of Environmental Protection, Public Utilities, Energy Resources, Conservation & Recreation, Agricultural Resources and Fish & Game. He also serves as Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

    Tuesday Plenary Keynote Speaker

    Judith Greenwald, Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Climate Change, Department of Energy


    As the Deputy Director for Climate, Environment, and Energy Efficiency in the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Judith Greenwald oversees technical, economic and policy analysis related to climate mitigation and resilience, environmental protection, and energy efficiency. Ms. Greenwald has over 30 years of experience working on energy and environmental policy.


    2016 Advisory Committee

    Megan Campbell 
    Vice President, Opinion Dynamics

    Steve Cowell
    President, E4TheFuture
    Mike Eckhart 
    Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup
    Steve Fawkes 
    Founder and Principal, EnergyPro Ltd
    Alfred Griffin 
    President, NY Green Bank
    Co-Chair: Greg Kats 
    President, Capital E
    Carol Mulholland 
    Manager, Deloitte
    Clay Nesler 
    Vice President, Global Energy, and Sustainability, Johnson Controls
    Brendan Owens 
    Chief of Engineering, US Green Building Council
    Mary Ann Piette 
    Staff Scientist and Director,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Co-Chair: Anmol Vanamali 
    Financing Strategies Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
    Brenna Walraven 
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.
    Stockton Williams 
    Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing


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