On Tuesday afternoon, Program Director Alex Kragie (center right in photo) represented the Coalition for Green Capital at the bill signing of the Green Finance Authority Establishment Act, which created a Green Bank for the District of Columbia. Mayor Muriel Bowser gave an inspirational talk about our obligations to affect climate action at the local level, given the temporary absence of leadership on the federal level. This DC Green Finance Authority is the latest step in Mayor Bowser’s celebrated efforts to make DC a national leader on climate issues.
It was tremendously gratifying to see a project that the Coalition for Green Capital has been involved with since inception come to fruition. The DC Green Finance Authority is now in a position to reduce carbon emissions while simultaneously creating jobs and economic activity throughout DC. The Coalition for Green Capital, with our partners at the District Department of Energy and Environment, wrote the initial report that spurred the creation of the Green Finance Authority Establishment Act, and we advised the government throughout the lead up to this momentous day. We look forward to continuing to work together with the DC Green Finance Authority to continue DC’s national leadership position on clean energy.