• Sea Level

    The Invisible Threat

    A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia Beach and Jacksonville, unless there are deep cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, says an analysis out Monday. Prior emissions have already locked in 4 feet of future sea-level rise that will submerge parts of 316 municipalities, but […]

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  • Senate

    Senate Committee Hearing: Clean Energy Finance

    CGC would like to congratulate Richard Kauffman – the Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York and a close friend of the Coalition – who testified in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last Thursday in favor of green banks and other important mechanisms for clean energy finance. He said: “State […]

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  • CEFIA

    CEFIA Continues to Receive Praise

    CEFIA continues to receive press covering the announcement of the brand new Solar Lease II. A recent article published by Breaking Energy praises CEFIA’s decision to partner with a group of private banks to invest around $60M in aggregate in solar PV and solar thermal hot water systems at residences and businesses. The article calls […]

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  • Congratulations CEFIA!

    Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) closed on a $60 million deal on Friday that will finance leases for over 2,000 rooftop solar systems for residential and commercial customers. CEFIA contributed $9.5 million to the deal, which attracted more than $50 million from private banks including US Bancorp, First Niagara Financial Group, and […]

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  • “This is the Global Threat of Our Time” – Barack Obama

    A New York Times article today reported that President Obama was readying regulations that will impose carbon dioxide emissions limits on power plants. Carbon standards on existing plants will be so costly, coal-powered facilities in America may be under pressure to close, leaving a huge void to be filled by wind, solar and natural gas. […]

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  • CNN Fortune Interview with Jonathan Silver

    Earlier this week, CNN’s Fortune interviewed Jonathan Silver – previous head of the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program (November 2009-October 2011). Here is an excerpt from that interview, where Silver recommends a long-term federal green bank that would help promote scale and consistency. How do you currently view the loan program’s performance? Leaving aside the politics and PR, […]

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  • Global

    WWJD? *

    I recently received an invitation to sign a petition from students at my Alma mater urging divestment from fossil fuels. Colorado College is one of more than 200 campuses that have taken a stand against endowment investments in fossil fuels. The movement started on Swarthmore’s campus in 2010 and is designed after the 1980s anti-apartheid campaigns. […]

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  • Utilities for Sunnies

    Given last week’s post “Utilities for Dummies,” we would like to present an article that just came out in the Wall Street Journal. According to Roberts’ article, many see the American utility as a long-time follower of the status quo with little incentive to innovate. Is this about to change? In Ryan Tracy’s article “Utilities […]

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  • Utilities for Dummies

    If you want an easy-to-read but informative summary of how utilities in America work, check out David Roberts’ “Utilities for dummies: How they work and why that needs to change.” Plus his summary randomly includes cute pictures of quokkas.

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  • Liquid Solar

    A Science Daily article this week grabbed me with a headline suggesting “Solar Panels as Inexpensive as Paint?” Reading on, this doesn’t refer exactly to the price point of paint, but to the ease with which solar technology could be installed in the near future. The article details research being done at the University of […]

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