External Financing for Retail Energy Projects
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), in collaboration with the Retail Industry Leaders Association, created this energy efficiency finance guide for retail companies.
Retail is a sector of high competition and low margins, making energy projects a critical source of cost savings. Few investments are as overwhelmingly beneficial as energy projects: they reduce operating expenses, improve budget forecasting, build confidence among socially responsible investors, and strengthen brands. However, internal capital is often hard to acquire, even at cash-rich companies. Fortunately, energy projects are so compelling that retailers have many opportunities to fund them using external sources of capital. The most promising external financing options for retail energy projects are described in this guide.
*Posted with permission from IMT