How to attract investors to energy efficiency? First of all, policymakers could do a better job of helping out with this important goal. Policymakers need to focus on minimizing the risks. This can be done in three ways, says Jeff Haydock, president and CEO of EcoCFO.
Here’s a company that has the ability to be entirely off-grid–but has decided that’s not exactly the way to go. Alliance Autogas’s Autogas Research & Technology Center, which opened in October, can produce all of its power on-site–40% from solar and 60% from a propane powered micro combined heat and power system.
The Investor Confidence Project provides energy efficiency standards that serve as the “logo in the lobby,” building investor confidence in much the same way the LEED program certification builds confidence in projects.
Interviews about energy efficient technologies, smart grid, and microgrids were among the top Energy Efficiency Markets Podcasts in 2014, garnering up to nearly 4,000 downloads per podcast. Among the most popular podcasts were “New Technology Helps Cut Fuel Costs, Emissions, in Trucks,” with 3,700 downloads in three months.