Video: DOE's Jigar Shah on Financing the Energy Transition (4/1/22)

On Friday April 1st we were excited to host Jigar Shah, Director of the Loans Program Office of the Department of Energy, for a spirited discussion of the dramatic progress America is making in accelerating a desperately needed clean energy revolution.  It was a very uplifting conversation, and will leave our viewers hopeful that good ole fashioned ingenuity is going to make a real difference in the coming years in our global efforts to counter climate change.   

Jigar went in depth in how DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) supports building a bridge to bankability for scale up of innovative technologies, and the role DOE's uniquely American approach to commercialization plays in helping America meet the President’s ambitious energy transition and climate goals. Finally, he touched on how DOE and the private sector can work together to best leverage tools to unlock trillion dollars in the energy sector.

You can download and listen to or watch our discussion here.  This was one of our most interesting and important conversations in the Biden era.  Hope you will check it out and if you found it helpful, share it with others. 

More on the DOE Loans Program Office - The Loan Programs office is on the front lines of financing tech innovation here critical to accelerating the energy revolution the US and the world so desperately needs. To date, the Loan Programs Office has issued more than $35 billion of loans and loan guarantees for more 30 projects and has a proven track record including transforming existing energy infrastructure, reviving nuclear construction, accelerating growth of utility-scale solar and wind, expanding domestic manufacturing of electric vehicles, and improving the lives of all Americans by catalyzing new energy technology and creating jobs. Read more about LPO's History, Portfolio, and Technology Sectors it has supported. 

More on Jigar - Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison, a company that pioneered “pay as you save” solar financing. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.