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

Date Published

06/2011

Authors

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-4821E

Abstract

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.

Year of Publication

2011

Citation Key

746

Publisher

LBNL

Pagination

7

Place Published

Berkeley

Type of Work

Clean Energy Program Policy Brief

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