• 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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  • CGC’s Resources Page: Full of Excellent Content

    As part of the redesign of CGC’s website, we have now posted many of CGC’s work products and presentations on our new Resources Page. This includes presentations delivered at conferences, lectures delivered at universities, and full Green Bank studies produced in partnership with various state governments. We’ve also linked to excellent Green Bank materials produced […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Nation’s First Local Green Bank Designated in Montgomery County, MD

    Yesterday, the nation’s first local Green Bank, the Montgomery County Green Bank, was designated as the County’s official Green Bank by the Montgomery County (MD) Council. The Montgomery County Green Bank will allow residents and businesses in Montgomery County to access low-cost financing for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. In response to the official […]

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  • RI Infrastructure Bank Launches C-PACE

    Rhode Island Follows Connecticut’s Footsteps The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) has officially launched the state’s C-PACE program. RIIB, Rhode Island’s Green Bank, has followed the Connecticut Green Bank’s successful model of using a centralized statewide PACE administrator. The numbers prove the success of the centralized commercial PACE administration model. Connecticut’s C-PACE program has closed $115 million in […]

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  • Reducing Transportation Emissions with Electric Vehicles, Chargers – Reed Hundt, CEO

    EVs, CAFE Standards, Gas Tax, Public Transportation The right goal for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector can be explained in a formula: (GHGs/Gas-Powered Mile) x Total Gas-Powered Miles = Total GHG. There are three ways to reduce total GHG in the transportation sector: CAFE Standards increase the gas-powered miles that come from […]

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  • Federal Policy Boosts EVs, Financing Still Needed

    Last week the White House announced an exciting new set of initiatives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the United States. The federal government, working in partnership with state and local governments and the private sector, will take action to increase the number of EVs on the road and, just as importantly, increase deployment […]

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