By Peter Sweatman and Katrina Managan
Climate Strategy's white paper on the financing of Energy Efficiency provides an in-depth review of policy and retrofit activity in the US, UK and Spain. It provides insights into the performance of current retrofit business models and presents its own Aggregated Investment Model, which overcomes many of the structural and financial barriers in the market today. The paper concludes by drawing policy insights for Spain from the authors’ research.
"The white paper is extremely well done and highly informative. It is a repository of useful information. An excellent piece of analysis -- I learned a lot from reading it" Michael Hanemann, Faculty Co-director Climate & Energy Policy Institute, UC Berkeley USA.
The paper is drawn from a global review of over 120 relevant reports, in addition to independent review provided by 35 experts from academia, banks, think-tanks, NGOs, government and leading energy companies in the three key geographies: Spain, UK and the USA.
"The study does an excellent job assessing both the key barriers and potential solutions for developing the EE retrofit market " Bruce Schlein, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Citi.
The white paper's launch event was well attended by experts from the sector and hosted by IE Business School on Tuesday 19th October 2010 in Madrid.
"A Stunningly Good Report" John A. "Skip" Laitner, Director of Economic and Social Analysis for ACEEE in Washington DC.