• CCEF Executive Director Paul Scharfenberger speaks at Net Zero Summit for mountain towns

    Mountain towns are uniquely exposed to the effects of climate change, and are increasingly organizing to safeguard the environment that makes them so distinctive. With the MT2030 Net Zero Summit, invited leaders from over 40 mountain community governments, NGO’s and climate-oriented businesses from across the US have gathered for three days in support of ambitious […]

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  • Low income, high efficiency: new report highlights role of financing for low-income families

    A Berkeley report recently discussed in Utility Dive highlights a widespread problem with money-saving energy efficiency programs: they often exclude the low-income families who could stand to benefit the most. These families are disproportionately likely to suffer from climate change impacts like heat waves and extreme weather, and public health impacts from the burning of […]

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  • CGC in the News: How can I invest my money without contributing to the climate crisis?

    CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub spoke to Eve Andrews of Grist for a new post on what individual investors can do to be part of the solutions to climate change. The Ask Umbra column is a regular feature that gives readers advice about actions they can personally take, while putting them in context of larger […]

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  • A look across power-producing states points to the role for a Climate Bank

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. Decarbonizing the US economy will ultimately require all states and sectors to transition to clean energy. But looking at just a few states can show how much progress a Climate Bank could help us make against the problem. Consider the […]

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  • Green Bank Network announces $50 billion investment milestone

    The Green Bank Network had big announcements to make during NYC’s Climate Week! First, the network announced that its members (Green Banks around the world) have collectively committed a cumulative $14.9 billion towards projects that are expected to mobilize a total $50 billion in public and private capital for green projects. The Green Bank Network’s […]

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  • New White Papers Explore Investment Opportunities Across Sectors

    Press Release: Sept. 19, 2019. The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) today released two new white papers illustrating how a National Climate Bank could directly invest across economic sectors in large and utility-scale projects, while also providing capital to state and local Green Banks across the country. Taken together, these investments could make significant progress […]

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  • New Paper in Nature Sustainability Validates the Green Bank Model

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. The investment model used by Green Banks around the world provides renewable energy projects with access to low-cost capital. The principle behind this approach is that reducing these projects’ cost of capital will help lower the cost of the energy […]

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  • Job Posting: Chief Investment Officer at Montgomery County Green Bank

    The Montgomery County Green Bank is a publicly-chartered nonprofit corporation, capitalized by Montgomery County with funding from the Exelon-Pepco merger. The Montgomery County Green Bank is now growing, and seeks to hire a Chief Investment Officer to support designing, implementing, and overseeing new and existing Green Bank financing/investment programs and projects. The position is open […]

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  • RMI reports sound the alarm on stranded asset risk for new gas power

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. When it comes to the addition of new power generation, renewables have been rapidly gaining ground on fossil fuels. EIA has reported that wind and solar account for 64% of new planned capacity additions in 2019. This is a positive […]

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  • CGC in the News: Democratic candidates are building momentum for a National Climate Bank

    In an op-ed in The Hill, Coalition for Green Capital CEO Reed Hundt describes the momentum building towards a National Climate Bank, arising from the latest climate change plans issued by the Democratic presidential candidates. The piece cites a new report from CGC finding that with $35 billion in initial capitalization, a National Climate Bank […]

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