“I think the Green Bank training was extremely valuable for NYSERDA and very successful. It helped level-set understanding of financing terminology and approaches for our ‘technical’ program staff. It will be extremely valuable to allow staff having interactions with market participants through existing NYSERDA programs (offering technical assistance and financial incentives) to be able to discuss opportunities for market participants and intermediaries to collaborate on projects or structures for financing with the NY Green Bank. It will also allow for improved communication between our program staff and NY Green Bank staff as a result of clarifying terminology and structures.” Jeff Pitkin, NYSERDA
“Energy Futures Group has led several research efforts for the High Meadows Fund. Their experience and connections both in Vermont and elsewhere add tremendous value to the work they’ve done on our behalf. They understand both the business science and human dimensions of energy efficiency challenges. And they present their findings in language and graphics that convey technical information clearly to the layperson.” – Gaye Symington, High Meadows Fund
“On behalf of the Regional EM&V Forum and NEEP, I am writing to thank you and the entire Energy Futures Group team, for the excellent products and other support that you provide for us on a diverse and timely range of energy efficiency topics. Projects include: technically focused estimation of residential clothes dryer baseline energy consumption; market characterization interviews supplementing a meta study of ductless heat pump findings; policy-oriented guidance to inform geotargeting efforts; and brainstorming on approaches to net savings in the changing EM&V world. Your expertise, versatility, and ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple funders and stakeholders are all much appreciated.” – Elizabeth Titus, NEEP
“The report [‘Disconnection and On-Bill Repayment: An Analysis of Risks and Benefits’] is thorough and current, critical to informing effective program development here [in Connecticut]. I appreciate all the work, time and thoughtful analysis.” – Shirley Bergert, former Residential Chair, Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board
“I think that Chris Kramer, lead author on a SEE Action report on ‘Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs‘ made excellent contributions; and I believe that the report represents an important, thoughtful and balanced contribution to our understanding of the role of financing in EE programs.” – Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
“The paper [‘Residential Energy Efficiency Financing: Key Elements of Program Design’] looks really great. It comes across as both well researched and well written. I think it will be a terrific asset for anyone looking for in depth information and recommendations on efficiency financing programs. Thank you for all of your work on it.” Jamie Howland, Acadia Center
“Chris Neme and Jim Grevatt challenged 35 years of orthodoxy in energy efficiency thinking with their paper [“The Next Quantum Leap in Efficiency: 30 Percent Electric Savings in Ten Years”]. We need to continue to explore the many threads of their new logic.” Stan Price, Putnam Price Group, Inc.