Financing Committee Meeting

February 4, 2015, 3:45 PM
Fairmont Hotel
2401 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037


The Financing Committee convened in-person as part of NASEO's 2015 Energy Policy Outlook conference, held February 2015 in Washington, D.C. This meeting featured a discussion on key financing challenges and opportunities identified by State Energy Offices, including bond finance and Davis Bacon/Buy American program compliance issues. 


Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Jeff Pitkin, Treasurer, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Co-Chair, NASEO Financing Committee
  • Al Christopher, Director, Energy Division, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; Co-Chair, NASEO Financing Committee


  • Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds: Legislative and Activity Update by Elizabeth Bellis, Counsel and Director of Finance Programs, Energy Programs Consortium
  • USDA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Update by Gerard Moore, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Rural Development/Rural Utilities Service/Electric Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Davis Bacon and Buy American Compliance Strategies in  ARRA-Funded Financing Programs discussion facilitated by Eddy Trevino, Program Manager, Texas State Energy Conservation Office


States: AlabamaAlaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Affiliates: Air Conditioning Contractors of America, ASHRAE, BSH Home Appliances, Harcourt Brown & Carey, Simple Energy, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, 

Other Organizations: Clean Source Capital, Energy and Environmental Study Institute, Energy Programs Consortium, Florida Solar Energy Center, PJM Interconnection, Sylvania, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Sandy Fazeli