• Senator Ed Markey: Climate Bank is key step towards delivering on the Green New Deal

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal green bank. As co-sponsor of the Green New Deal resolution in the Senate, as well a host of other climate and environmental legislation, Senator Ed Markey has staked out a clear position as a climate and environmental justice champion. This week, he […]

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  • Learning from the Past to Create a Brighter Future: The Time is Right for Green Banking

    The following piece by CGC CEO Reed Hundt originally appeared in Morning Consult. A huge majority of Americans now understand that climate change is real, ominous and imminent. Extreme weather, threats to food supply, climate refugee migration, risks to beachfront cities and overwhelming scientific consensus have all combined to compel Congress to push the economy […]

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  • CGC in the News: Alex Kragie on the National Climate Bank

    The American Bar Association (ABA) regularly publishes practical, informative articles for legal practitioners. This week, ABA’s Environment, Energy, and Resources Group published a new piece from CGC’s Alex Kragie on how the National Climate Bank Act can help the Green New Deal reach its ambitious targets. As Director of the American Green Bank Consortium, a […]

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  • Former Commissioner Rob Klee sets forth plan for low-carbon future, including $500 billion for Green Banks

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. In a new five-part series with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, former Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee calls for the creation of a $500 billion federal green bank. The series covers a wide-ranging set of topics […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2020 candidates warm up to Green Banks: a look at their latest climate plans

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. Ahead of CNN’s series of climate change town halls, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been busy updating their climate change plans and proposals. The plans are wide-ranging, touching on labor, agriculture, environmental justice, research and development, national security, and […]

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