• CGC applauds groundbreaking agreement to fund South African Climate Finance Facility

    Press Release: August 21, 2019. Today’s agreement between the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish a specialized Climate Finance Facility is a critical and exciting step in a years-long process. The agreement marks the GCF’s commitment of US$56 million to the Climate Finance Facility, which will use […]

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  • CGC in the News: Nature Letter Calls for Increased Study of Green Bank Model

    In a new letter to the editor published in Nature, CGC CEO Reed Hundt calls for further study into the Green Bank model, and advocacy from scientists and experts around the need to drive investment in clean energy infrastructure. “The introduction last month of the US National Climate Bank Act is a boost for ‘green’ […]

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  • New Research Underscores Economic Threats of Climate Change

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. What would our reaction have been during the great recession if the U.S. government did nothing to fix the economy, and even denied the financial collapse existed? Denial of an economic threat on a similar scale is happening today, with […]

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  • CGC Submits Comments to New Jersey in Support of a State Green Bank

    Press Release: August 9, 2019 The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) today submitted written comments to the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) Committee supporting the Committee’s recommendation to create a New Jersey Green Bank. CGC’s Executive Director, Jeffrey Schub, previewed these comments in yesterday’s in-person stakeholder meeting. CGC’s comments argue that to achieve the […]

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  • HB6 in Ohio Highlights Need for New Green Investment Tools

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. At the end of July, Ohio House Bill 6 was signed into law by Republican governor Mike DeWine. While HB6 is undeniably a step backwards for renewable energy in Ohio, it shines a new light on the role of the […]

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  • 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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