• CGC in the News: Special Report from Smart Cities World

    In a special report from Smart Cities World, CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub explains how the trend towards Green Banks is relevant to cities, while also driving clean energy investment at state and national levels.  Jeffrey Schub, executive director at the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), the non-profit, which incubates local clean energy finance institutions, […]

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  • Op-ed: Jay Inslee speaks out against false choices on climate action

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. Jay Inslee stands out among Democratic Presidential candidates for his focus on climate change, and has been a proponent behind the idea of a national Green Bank to send a powerful wave of investment into the clean energy transition. In […]

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  • CGC’s Jeff Schub to Speak Today at Clean Cities Conference

    The core value provided by green banks is similar whether at the scale of a city, county, state, or the entire country. Public dollars available for investment in green energy projects are limited, and it makes sense to maximize the impact of each dollar of investment in order to reduce greenhouse gases. Cities are a […]

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  • Blog: Latest polling brings surprising findings in support of public climate investment

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. By Reed Hundt Public support is high for programs that address climate change by investing government money in green jobs and energy-efficient infrastructure. The National Climate Bank is a key tool to bring about this investment and accelerate clean energy […]

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  • Op-ed: National Climate Bank Provides a Realistic Framework to Reach Bold Climate Targets

    In today’s Morning Consult, CGC CEO Reed Hundt writes in support of the bill recently introduced to create a National Climate Bank: Many plans have called for increased investment in clean energy; this bill provides a realistic framework to connect dollars with projects and to do it fairly so that economic benefits accrue to those […]

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  • Expert Voices Continue the Conversation from the US Green Bank Summit

    Head over to the ClimateWorks blog for a post from Ilmi Granoff, Director of Sustainable Finance at ClimateWorks. Based on a speech given at the US Green Bank Summit, he lays out a strong argument for establishing a federal Green Bank in the US: Whether you believe that U.S. climate policy is achieved through innovation […]

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  • New Case Study highlights CGC’s work to create $100M Green Bank in South Africa

    A new case study from Convergence Blended Finance showcases the Climate Finance Facility (CFF), a specialized lending facility designed on the “Green Bank” model, based in South Africa. Green Banks are public, quasi-public, or non-profit entities established specifically to facilitate private investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure. Convergence is the global network for blended finance, generating […]

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  • Recap: Moving Green Banks Forward at the Inaugural US Green Bank Summit

    Many thanks to all who attended the last week’s first US Green Bank Summit! At the event, Green Bank leaders built connections and shared ideas with one another, as well as with leaders from the fields of investment, philanthropy, business, and more. Several highlights came from exciting developments at the federal level. With the National […]

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  • The Campaign for a Federal Green Bank

    With the introduction of recent legislation in Congress, momentum has grown for the implementation of a Green Bank at the federal level. The National Climate Bank Act creates a blueprint for what Congress could accomplish when ready to take meaningful action on climate change. To help make this policy framework into a reality, CGC is […]

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  • National Climate Bank Act of 2019 Introduced in Senate; Momentum Builds for Green Banks

    Press Release: July 8, 2019 US Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the National Climate Bank Act of 2019. The bill is the first of its kind to create a nonprofit institution independent of government, designed to reduce energy costs and leave consumers and […]

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