Columnists: Brad Copithorne

As Environmental Defense Fund’s Financial Policy Director, Brad Copithorne primarily focuses on removing market barriers and developing new strategies for investing in energy efficiency. His work involves close coordination between individual and institutional investors, lenders, fund managers, environmental service companies, real estate owners, utilities, regulators, government officials and other private and public sector stakeholders. Brad is leading the effort to develop On-Bill Repayment programs in California, Texas, Ohio, Hawaii and other states.

Clean Energy Finance

I spend most of my time working to establish On-Bill Repayment programs that allow property owners to use their utility bill to repay loans for cost-saving energy efficiency or renewable energy upgrades.  Many of my colleagues work on a similar program known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”), which uses the property tax bill for   …Continue Reading