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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Clean Energy Financing Tools and Resources for Local Governments

Local governments are using many different financing strategies to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean energy investments in their communities. EPA has created tools and guides to help local governments better understand these financing options.


Use EPA tools to help develop or revise state or local financing programs to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements:


Use EPA’s primers to learn more about certain key financing strategies. Each primer provides a brief description of a financing strategy, how it works, how local governments might employ it, case studies, and additional information resources: