QECBs were authorized by Congress in the 2008 Energy Improvement and Extension Act. The original legislation authorized just $800 million of QECBs nationwide. In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), Congress increased to $3.2 billion the funding for states, territories, large local governments, and tribal governments to issue QECBs to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.


Featured Resources


BlueArrow Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Report by the Energy Programs ConsortiumThis report, written by the team at Energy Programs Consortium (EPC), details Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs). The report explains the process and mechanics of QECBs, as well as offers case studies, tables, charts, and outlines barriers and trends with QECBs.

GreenArrow What’s the Buzz About QECBs? – Blog post by Susan Rosenthal from EPC, Originally published on April 22nd, 2015

OrangeArrow DOE Memo: Options for State Administration of Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs)The purpose of this memorandum is to assist states in the administration of qualified energy conservation bonds (QECBs), by increasing understanding of the wide range of options and precedents.

BlueArrow NASEO Briefing ReportAn Assessment of the Challenges, Needs, and Outcomes of QECBs at the State and Local Levels

GreenArrow Finance Network Webinar “All About QECBs” Original broadcast April 30th, 2015Listen to the recording or view the slides from our webinar on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) and the $600 million opportunity they represent for the Southeast.



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