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Residential: Clean Energy Funding Series


May 2023 — On this Clean Energy Funding Webinar you will learn from our expert panel about the various paths to obtain federal funding for your home energy improvements statewide and when they might be available, state funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy that can help fund and supplement federal rebates, and about electrification options, especially heat pumps.

Webinar Recording

Presenter Slides & Resources

Our Presenters

Kevin Kane, Green Homeowners United, Chief Economist

Kevin Kane is the Chief Economist and co-founder of Green Homeowners United, a residential energy efficiency union contractor/social-enterprise. We believe it is possible to do right by homeowners, workers and the planet, and we work everyday to prove it. Kevin works with lenders, realtors and homeowners to navigate and understand the benefits of green homes, incentive programs, “Green Mortgages” and other financing programs. He has worked for over a decade as a community organizer and policy advocate, has helped found cooperative organizations, is a BPI-certified energy assessor & Healthy Home evaluator, and has a Masters in Applied Economics from Marquette University.

Dylan Crye, Focus on Energy, Residential Program Director

As the Residential Portfolio Manager for Focus on Energy, Dylan delivers pragmatic and customer-oriented solutions in the ever-evolving landscape of efficiency and renewables programs. He embraces innovation and new technology, but believes it is paramount we ensure no one is left behind in our transition to a cleaner and greener future. Dylan values strong partnerships with diverse stakeholders, and believes they are essential to lasting results.

Justin Margolies, Slipstream, Senior Production Developer

As Senior Product Developer, Justin specializes in emerging technology research and development of residential heat pump programs and solutions to advance the mission at Slipstream. He supports utilities, states, and local communities to unlock pathways to sustained market change and is passionate about bridging the gap between research and scaled impact in the clean energy transition. Justin brings nine years of experience in the clean energy industry and holds an MA in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BA in International Studies from Macalester College.

Our Moderator

Sherrie Gruder, LEED AP, UW-Madison Extension, Sustainable Design & Energy Specialist

Sherrie provides statewide education and technical assistance on sustainable community development, sustainable energy strategies, and green building to support the resilience and economic vitality of Wisconsin communities, local governments, tribes, and businesses. She delivers the Energy On Wisconsin newsletter, web site and education programs.  She authored the Solar Energy Financing Guide: Empowering Wisconsin Local Governments and assists them with energy and resilience planning and how to profitably and effectively meet their energy independent community goals.

Clean Energy Funding Series

Substantial federal funding to spur America’s transition to a clean energy economy will be available over the next few years as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean energy jobs and technologies, clean transportation, and energy equity will be more accessible to a wider range of sectors than ever before. This webinar series on clean energy funding is designed to ready each sector in Wisconsin to take advantage of the opportunities that are or will be available so that you can prepare effectively to bring that money to your projects. You will learn about:

  • Federal and state funding opportunities available now and in the future
  • Using other federal and state financing and tax incentives in conjunction with federal grants
  • Preparing to apply – what you need to do
  • Accessing resources to assist

Bringing in funding will accelerate the return on investment of your clean energy project and help you earn savings sooner, while speeding up your progress toward resilience, energy independence, and carbon neutrality. This series will help you navigate the landscape of grants and finance opportunities to move forward on obtaining funding for your project.

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