State Energy Financing: A Conversation with LPO and IWG


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Please join the SEDE Network for this webinar on state energy financing and federal programming. We will host two presenters, Hans Reimer, Senior consultant and state and local outreach lead at DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) and Brian Anderson, Executive Director, The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. These presentations will focus on available federal programs and potential partnership opportunities for states interested in energy finance.

Hans Reimer: Hans Riemer is a senior consultant to the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), where he leads the state and local engagement team and is working with government and private sector leaders to finance a wide array of clean energy projects. Prior to joining LPO, Hans served for 12 years as an elected official in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he passed numerous energy and climate laws including all-electric building codes, solar zoning reforms, building energy performance standards, and smart growth incentives.

Brian Anderson:Brian Anderson was named executive director of the Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization in April 2021. In this role, Anderson strategically leverages national laboratory resources and expertise to help ensure the shift to a clean energy economy creates good-paying union jobs, spurs economic revitalization, remediates environmental degradation and supports energy workers in coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities. A longtime resident of West Virginia and a descendant of coal miners, Anderson brings extensive expertise in regional innovation and technology development for the energy sector.