• NY Green Bank’s Path to Profitability

    Earlier this year, NY Green Bank reported that it was profitable for the first time in its history. This is a critical moment in the development of NY Green Bank, and an important marker in the Green Bank movement more broadly. NY Green Bank is the first Green Bank in the U.S. to generate positive […]

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  • On the Road to a South African Green Bank

    CGC staff spent the last week in Johannesburg, partnering with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on the formation of their new Climate Finance Unit based on a “Green Bank” model. The DBSA is a regional development bank, financing infrastructure projects across multiple countries in partnership with private lenders and international DFIs. Identifying the […]

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  • CGC Publishes Pennsylvania Clean Energy Market Reports

    CGC, along with our partner The Nature Conservancy (TNC), is delighted to announce the release of its new reports: the Pennsylvania Clean Energy Market Report and the Pennsylvania Energy Investment Partnership Report. The first report is an analysis of the Pennsylvania clean energy market landscape. It estimates that there is a largely untapped market potential of […]

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  • Sparking the Green Bank Movement

    Today the Connecticut Green Bank won the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award for 2017. Given annually by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance, today’s ceremony acknowledges what those in the Green Bank and clean energy finance world have seen for years – that Connecticut Green Bank sparked a Green Bank movement. […]

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  • CGC Paper: National Green Banks in Developing Countries

    Click here to download the paper. The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), with support from the Hewlett Foundation, has published a new paper exploring how the Green Bank model can be implemented in emerging markets to help achieve national climate goals. The paper examines how Green Banks (either purpose-built entities or adaptations of existing institutions) […]

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  • Bill Would Create DC Green Bank

    The mayor of District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, recently introduced legislation that would establish Green Bank for the District. The bill would create the “Green Finance Authority” as an instrumentality of the DC government to finance and promote the deployment of clean energy technology within the District. The Green Finance Authority will act as the DC Green […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Green Bank Act of 2017 Introduced in Congress

    Today, Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), with co-sponsors from across the country, introduced H.R. 2995 and S. 1406, the Green Bank Act of 2017. This bill creates a United States Green Bank that will support the creation of a 21st century American energy infrastructure by providing a comprehensive range of financing—including […]

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  • Nevada Governor Signs Green Bank Bill

    This week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed a bill establishing a Nevada Green Bank into law. The bill directs the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy to create an independent, nonprofit corporation named “the Nevada Clean Energy Fund.” The Nevada Clean Energy Fund purpose will be to support the deployment of clean energy technologies in […]

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  • The Value of Public Investment in Green Banks

    The track record shows that a Green Bank can drive more investment, more clean energy, and more CO2 reduction per dollar of public cost than current programs. The longest running Green Banks in the U.S. have now been operating for over five years. Green Banks have driven over $2 billion of clean energy investment in […]

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  • Global Green Bank Impact: $25.9 Billion and Counting

    Through 2016, member institutions of the global Green Bank Network have supported clean energy projects valued at $25.9 billion. $7.9 billion was directly invested or committed by Green Banks, with the remainder coming from outside investors. Renewable energy projects represented the majority (78.5%) of Green Bank investments. Earlier this year, CGC reported that US Green Banks had participated […]

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