Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) to Fund a Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program: Case Study on Saint Louis County, MO
|Title||Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) to Fund a Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program: Case Study on Saint Louis County, MO|
|Publication Type||Policy Brief|
|Secondary Title||Clean Energy Program Policy Brief|
|Year of Publication||2011|
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) are federally-subsidized debt instruments that enable state, tribal, and local government issuers to borrow money to fund a range of qualified energy conservation projects. QECBs offer issuers very attractive borrowing rates and long terms, and can fund low-interest energy efficiency loans for home and commercial property owners. Saint Louis County, MO recently issued over $10 million of QECBs to finance the Saint Louis County SAVES residential energy efficiency loan program. The county’s experience negotiating QECB regulations and restrictions can inform future issuers.
|Keywords||Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Department|
|LBNL Report Number||LBNL-4821E|