NASEO Financing Committee Webinar: Past Responses to Economic Development Downturns and Future Market Trends Post COVID-19

June 24, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

NASEO’s Financing Committee hosted a discussion around how State Energy Offices have responded to past economic downturns, how this downturn compares to the 2008/2009 recession, and forecasts of potential market impacts moving forward from the COVID-19 downturn.


  1. Opening Remarks - Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer, NYSERDA and Daniel Farrell, Energy Efficiency Financing Program Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
  2. SEO Actions to Support Financing Programs During the 2008/2009 Recession - Mark Sylvia, Chief of Staff, Blue Wave Solar (Former Massachusetts DOER Director during the 2008/2009 Recession) - Presentation
  3. Discussion of Market Trends and ImpactsAfter COVID-19 - Bruce Schlein, Director, Impact Investing, Citi - Presentation
  4. Question and Answer Session - All state participants

Webinar Recording:

NASEO Contact: Sam Cramer (