• Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Bill to Create a $35 Billion National Climate Bank to Finance the Clean Energy Transition

    Press Release: Dec 12, 2019. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and co-sponsors today made a critical move in the battle against climate change by introducing the National Climate Bank Act of 2019. The National Climate Bank created by the bill will use public capital to stimulate private investment in a range of projects to reduce greenhouse […]

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  • Nine Countries “Take Flight” With Green Banks for Climate Action

    MADRID, SPAIN (Dec. 11, 2019) – As pressure builds for stronger country-level action to curb climate change, nine countries and partners are demonstrating that leadership at the COP25 climate conference by announcing progress towards creating green banks, which attract private financing for clean energy and low-carbon development. The countries spotlighted their advances today at a […]

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  • CGC in the News: Green Finance Accelerates Energy Transition

    A new story in Foresight Climate and Energy takes a look at the global proliferation of green banks, and explores different models including that of the now-privatized UK Green Investment Group. It includes insights from CGC International Director Andrea Colnes. The piece emphasizes the growing reach and impact of these institutions: Targeted green investment banking […]

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  • A green bank for Wisconsin? “Forward on Climate” bills are part of a Midwestern trend

    This week a group of Wisconsin state legislators introduced a new package of bills called “Forward on Climate,” which includes work towards the creation of a green bank for the state as one of the pillars of a broader climate agenda. The bills are part of an exciting wave of momentum in the Midwest towards […]

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  • CGC in the News: National Climate Bank could be boon for solar

    A great new story in PV Magazine takes an in-depth look at legislative leadership from Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sens. Ed Markey and Chris Van Hollen to create a National Climate Bank. “The arrival of a National Climate Bank would be a boon for developers, installers, contractors and panel manufacturers because it would pry open […]

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  • A green bank for Spain? CGC’s Andrea Colnes to discuss at COP 25

    A strong new op-ed in Spanish newspaper El Mundo by energy financier Eduardo Brunet of Greenward Partners explains why Spain needs a green bank to “accelerate the impact of limited public funds and serve to channel private investment.” Spanish speakers can check out the full piece in El Mundo here. CGC International Director Andrea Colnes […]

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  • Job Posting: Inaugural CEO of the DC Green Bank

    The DC Green Bank has reached an important milestone: the hiring of the institution’s inaugural CEO! They write: “The DC Green Bank seeks its inaugural Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to launch this cutting‐edge, mission‐driven organization. The Board of Directors welcomes applications from visionary, experienced, and resourceful leaders ready to roll up their sleeves and […]

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  • Newsletter Launch: The Clean Energy Future

    CGC is pleased to introduce the Clean Energy Future, a newsletter that will inform and support the expansion of green banks and clean energy investment, including the creation of the National Climate Bank. To sign up for the newsletter and receive the latest news, analysis and commentary from the world of green banks, visit the […]

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  • CGC in the News: Utility Dive Covers Green Banks and Green Bonds

    An in-depth new story from Utility Dive discusses how green banks and green bonds can be complementary forces driving the transition to clean energy, quoting CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub. “Green bonds are a capital-raising mechanism that a wide range of institutions could use to raise capital,” Coalition for Green Capital Executive Director Jeff Schub […]

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  • C2ES report: national-scale climate bank is a key part of “getting to zero” for US emissions

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal green bank. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) recently released a comprehensive new agenda outlining a path to carbon neutrality by 2050, developed with input from leading companies across major economic sectors. As part of its core elements, it recommends […]

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