• Green Bankers Gather in Tokyo

    This week, Green Bank representatives and clean energy finance leaders will gather in Tokyo to share experiences and identify ways that public and private investment can rapidly scale to meet climate change goals. On Tuesday, the Japanese Green Finance Organisation (Japan’s Green Bank) will host the annual Green Bank Congress. Green Banks from Australia, UK, […]

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  • Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal Call for National Green Bank

    Yesterday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a roundtable discussion of the National Green Bank Act of 2016. The senators are two of the co-sponsors of the legislation, alongside Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has been the lead sponsor in the House of Representatives. The session was […]

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  • News

    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    This is the September 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. A Different Kind […]

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  • Reed Hundt’s Remarks at Climate Change Policy Forum

    These remarks were delivered at the  Stanford Woods Forum to discuss climate priorities for the next presidential administration on 9/15. TRANSCRIPT: Good afternoon. I want to give a big shout out to my old friend David Hayes and all of his colleagues for arranging this. I also want to ask you to acknowledge my partner […]

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  • Op-Ed on the Importance of Clean Power Plan

    Our CEO (and former FCC chairman) Reed Hundt wrote an opinion piece in today’s issue of The Hill in which he criticizes the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan, citing the need for smart policies that catalyze growing clean energy markets. In this op-ed he highlights the similarities between the movement to clean […]

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  • Senate

    Green Back Act 2016 Introduced in Senate

    The Green Bank Act of 2016 was introduced in the Senate today by Senators Murphy (CT), Blumenthal (CT), and Whitehouse (RI). The Act would create a $50 billion national Green Bank that would provide capital to state and local Green Banks to finance clean energy projects that save money for consumers and businesses. The national […]

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  • New Paper: Competition as Means of Building the Clean Power Platform

    Yesterday, the Coalition for Green Capital joined energy leaders at a Stanford Woods Forum to discuss climate priorities for the next presidential administration. Our CEO Reed Hundt presented a paper on “Competition as the Means to Building the Clean Power Platform.” The paper applies lessons from the deregulation of telecoms to unlocking innovation and clean […]

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    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    NY Green Bank Closes $37.5M Solar Deal with Vivint  “The loan is structured as a medium-term (five-year) note and allows Vivint Solar to recycle capital that can be used for the installation of new residential solar systems in New York. With this loan, the bank says, Vivint is expected to continue to add to its […]

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  • National Green Bank and Infrastructure Bank Meet Different Goals

    A National Infrastructure Bank, once called “the next best idea for the past 25 years,” looks like it may soon become a reality. Infrastructure has received considerable attention this election season, and Hillary Clinton has unveiled her plans for a $25 billion National Infrastructure Bank. The recently introduced Green Bank Act of 2016 has sparked […]

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  • Driving Solar Adoption with More Financing, Less Subsidy

    The goal of any government’s solar policy should be to: Rapidly accelerate solar adoption in order to displace fossil fuel-based electricity; Ensure that solar is cheaper than grid power, so customers save money; and Do so at the least possible cost to taxpayers. Green Banks are aligned with these objectives. Achieving these goals requires enabling […]

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