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Yakov Feygin

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Smoothing the Housing Investment Cycle

There are many barriers to housing construction that need to be addressed on the path to a resilient and affordable housing market, from zoning to construction codes to subsidy programs. But the core economic trap, which leaves housing stuck in the depths of the business cycles, needs something else. A national construction financing fund could smooth the investment cycle, and help build millions of homes.

Virtual Power Plants: Financing a Distributed Energy System

Creating a new DER deployment strategy requires policy makers rethink their financing by using VPPs to turn DERs into public resources. This report shows how green banks—mission-driven public lenders—can help enable such a shift using tools already present in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Special Purpose Vehicles

Augmenting the “SEFI Carveout”: How Special Purpose Vehicles Can Facilitate Large Project Pipelines

Making the Most of SEFI: A Model RFI

A Model RFI for Engagement and Collaboration with the Loan Programs Office

CPE Elective Pay Model

The CPE Elective Pay Model is a tool developed in-house to help understand the financial considerations public utilities and other public agencies might face when making an elective pay investment in clean energy assets. Included here is report detailing the model, its assumptions, and results, a simulator tool (below) comparing tradeoff scenarios for the primary clean energy tax credits (Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit), and the financial model itself.

Cooling oil consumption to ease price pressures

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a situation where it may be difficult in the near term for domestic supply of petroleum products to match domestic demand. This has led to record high gasoline prices. The use of strategic petroleum reserves has proved insufficient to bring supply up to the level of demand. But the other side, the demand for petroleum products, has not been directly addressed. 

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Chaining Explainer

How Tax Credit “Chaining” Expands the Reach of the IRA Through Greater Public Participation in Project Development Download this brief as a PDF here. The Department of Treasury is soliciting comments on final rules regarding tax credit chaining. Tax credit chaining allows public and nonprofit entities to purchase tax credits and monetize them through the […]

Technical Assistance Partnership and New Staff

We’re excited to announce that Center for Public Enterprise will be partnering with Economic Security Project to provide technical assistance on the use of public financing tools for clean energy investments.