State Bond Program

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Bonds allow governments (and corporations) to raise money by borrowing. A few states and local governments have established bond programs to support energy efficiency and renewable energy for government-owned facilities. After a government has raised an authorized sum of money through the sale of bonds, the money collected is used to improve energy efficiency or to install renewable energy systems on government facilities. The bonding authority is usually reimbursed using the energy savings resulting from these projects. [1]


State Bond Program Incentives

Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Bond Program (New Mexico) State Bond Program New Mexico Schools
State Government
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Lighting
Windows
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Daylighting
Fuel Cells
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Yes
Energy Fund (Louisiana) State Bond Program Louisiana Schools
Local Government
State Government
Custom/Others pending approval No
Green Infrastructure Bonds (Hawaii) State Bond Program Hawaii Commercial
Residential
Custom/Others pending approval
Heat pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
Biodiesel
Biomass
Ethanol
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Hydroelectric energy
Landfill Gas
Methanol
Ocean Thermal
Photovoltaics
Renewable Fuels
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Tidal Energy
Wind
Anaerobic Digestion
Small Hydroelectric
Yes
Local Option - Industrial Facilities and Development Bonds (Utah) State Bond Program Utah Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Boilers
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Compressed air
Doors
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Equipment Insulation
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Heat recovery
Lighting
Windows
Daylighting
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Ground Source Heat Pumps
CHP/Cogeneration
Yes
Renewable Energy Project Bond Program (Idaho) State Bond Program Idaho Commercial
(Independent Power Producer)
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Landfill Gas
Photovoltaics
Solar Thermal Electric
Wind
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Yes
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Financing (Illinois) State Bond Program Illinois Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Nonprofit
Schools
Community Colleges
Boilers
Building Insulation
Ceiling Fan
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Clothes Washers
Custom/Others pending approval
Dehumidifiers
Dishwasher
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Programmable Thermostats
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Windows
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Daylighting
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Geothermal Electric
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Renewable Fuels
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Energy Storage
Wind
Yes
State Buildings Energy Conservation Bond Program (Montana) State Bond Program Montana State Government Boilers
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Duct/Air sealing
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Lighting
No

All Bond Programs

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary