Financing Committee Conference Call

September 5, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

NASEO’s September 5, 2013 Financing Committee call will include updates and presentations on energy financing activities in three states. First, committee members will hear from Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Committee Co-chair, on the state’s recent issuance of revenue bonds to finance loans for residential energy efficiency improvements through the Green Jobs-Green New York program. Next, the co-authors of a report from the Maryland Energy Administration and Catalyst Financial Group will discuss strategies to make the business case for energy efficiency in commercial properties. Finally, we will feature a presentation on Virginia’s innovative Commonwealth Energy Fund from Marco Rubin, who is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and closing of seed and early stage investments for the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Please use the links below to access the speaker presentations and additional meeting materials.


  1. Welcome and Announcements
    Committee Co-Chairs: Jeff Pitkin (New York) and Al Christopher (Virginia)
  2. Green Jobs-Green New York Update: Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Revenue Bond Sale
    Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Financing Committee Co-Chair
    (see: NYSERDA press release, August 13, 2013)
  3. Getting to “Yes” for Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Developing a Persuasive Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Commercial And Corporate Properties
    Dan Bresette, Program Manager, Maryland Energy Administration and Neil Zobler, President, Catalyst Financial Group
    (see: Getting to “Yes” for Energy Efficiency report)
  4. Commonwealth Energy Fund: An Overview of Virginia’s Near Equity Investment Model and Progress
    Marco Rubin, Manager, Commonwealth Energy Fund, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
    (also see: Commonwealth Energy Fund (CEF): “A Blueprint for Federal Leadership in High-Growth Company Formation” - “Summary VA Commonwealth Energy Fund 2013” attachment)

Please contact Sandy Fazeli ( with questions.