• Reed Hundt on Clean Energy Investment Driving Growth

    Reed Hundt, the CEO of Coalition for Green Capital, recently delivered a presentation for the International Monetary Fund on the potential for clean energy and 5G communications technology to drive global economic growth. Reed discusses the clean energy investment opportunity presented by the annual global investment need of $200 billion over the next 25 years. […]

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  • CGC Roundtable: Green Banks in Emerging Markets

    The Coalition for Green Capital hosted a high-level roundtable on Green Banks in Emerging Markets on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event, organized alongside the IMF spring meetings, featured leading climate finance experts from government, private finance and the NGO community. The day was organized as a discussion, exploring how Green Banks (through […]

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  • Connecticut Green Bank Fact Sheet

    Connecticut Green Bank – Organization Fact Sheet A downloadable pdf of this post is available here. CGC has analyzed the audited financial statements of the Connecticut Green Bank to provide insight into the organization’s financial practices. This analysis focuses on the ability of the Green Bank to retain and leverage public financing. This serves as […]

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  • US Green Bank Transactions Exceed $2 Billion Mark

    Since the first Green Banks in the US were founded, the number and investing pace of these institutions has ramped up. CGC reviewed annual reports and transactions at six US-based Green Banks from their inception through fiscal year 2016. At the end of 2016, the transactions these institutions participated in represented more than $1.6 billion of cumulative clean […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Green Investment Banks Key to Achieving Global Climate Goals

    Coalition for Green Capital, NRDC and Climate Finance Advisors released a new policy working paper on potential of Green Banks to drive investments needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. MARRAKECH (November 14, 2016) – Leaders in global green investment today released a policy working paper, Green & Resilience Banks: How the Green […]

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  • Global

    Global Climate Finance Leaders See the Need for Public-Private Partnership

    Two new reports from global leaders in climate finance identify the important role that public capital should play in scaling up private investment. Though neither explicitly names Green Banks, both effectively articulate the need for Green Bank-like solutions. One report, from the Climate Policy Initiative, on key lessons in climate finance emphasizes the interaction of […]

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  • Green Bank Creation

    Many Pathways to Creating a Green Bank

    The question CGC is asked most often by policymakers and Green Bank supporters is, “How do you actually create a Green Bank?” The truth is that there is no right answer or single approach. The correct path depends on the specific fiscal, economic, political and institutional circumstances of the given market. And the form the […]

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  • Op-Ed on Investing in Energy Infrastructure

    Our CEO (and former FCC chairman) Reed Hundt published an opinion piece in TechCrunch arguing for a huge increase in private and public investment in clean energy infrastructure in addition to roads and bridges. Using blended financing techniques to update energy infrastructure, he claims, will benefit businesses, individuals and the environment.

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  • News

    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    This is the October installment of the CGC’s monthly news roundup, where we compile important news and commentary on public and private investment in clean energy projects. We’ve searched the internet to find the news stories that will keep you up to speed and informed on blended finance approaches to clean energy. Connecticut Green Bank […]

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  • NY Green Bank Financing Facilitates Liquidity, Solar Project Volume

    Last month NY Green Bank (NYGB) closed on a $37.5 million investment in residential solar, which was part of a larger $313.0 million syndicated credit facility to Vivint Solar.  Through this financing, NYGB and its private investment counterparties have enabled Vivint Solar to recapitalize so that it may complete more residential rooftop solar leases/PPAs in […]

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