• Washington Post: Opinion: Trump is aggressively pushing his anti-environment agenda amid a pandemic. It’s inexcusable.

    Washington Post: Opinion: Trump is aggressively pushing his anti-environment agenda amid a pandemic. It’s inexcusable. By David J. Hayes April 1, 2020 David J. Hayes is executive director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law. He was deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Interior Department during […]

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  • POLITICO: LOOKING FORWARD TO PHASE FOUR

    Trump signed a sweeping $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, H.R. 748 (116), last week. But lawmakers are already eyeing the next installment as a vehicle for priorities including clean energy tax credits and some sort of infrastructure package. The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that lawmakers, Trump administration officials, think tanks and lobbyists […]

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  • Covid-19 Update: CGC Pushes Forward for Clean Energy Investment

    During this period of rapid change and concern for public health, I want to share that CGC is well-positioned to continue our critical work to address climate change at full speed. CGC began taking steps to protect the health of our team and partners over two weeks ago by limiting travel, eliminating large meetings, and […]

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  • To Cross the Clean Energy “Valley of Death,” Technology Innovation is Only Half the Battle

    To read more about innovation and the role of green banks, see our other post on CEDA. Those who want to address climate change often debate whether the technologies necessary to solve this crisis already exist today. This, in turn, informs the question of what role the government should play to support technology innovation. No […]

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  • BlackRock’s Letter on Climate Risk and the National Climate Bank

    Last month, Larry Fink, the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, wrote in his annual letter to CEOs of the world’s largest companies that BlackRock would “place sustainability at the center of our investment approach.” As the letter implies, this may well be a turning point for how capital is invested, and for that BlackRock deserves […]

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  • Upcoming African Climate Finance Events Feature CGC

    Later this month, CGC’s Sidonie Gwet will be speaking at several climate finance strategy events in Africa. In 2017, CGC designed the first African Green Bank at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. CGC is currently working in Rwanda on a similar project. UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Needs-Based Climate Finance for East Africa Sidonie Gwet […]

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  • Webinar Highlights Mission-Driven Investment via Green Banks

    CGC’s Deputy Director Jill Bunting was a moderator and panelist for Confluence Philanthropy’s “Investing in Domestic Clean Energy Projects 101” webinar on January 28. The webinar also featured Curtis Probst, Co-CEO at NYCEEC and Aaron Seybert, Managing Director at the Social Investment Practice of The Kresge Foundation. The conversation focused on the structures available to mission-driven […]

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  • CAP Calls for Climate Bank to Address Climate Disasters

    A new article from the Center for American Progress calls for the creation of a National Climate Bank to equitably address climate disasters: “Congress should also create a National Climate Bank to drive public and private investment into renewable energy, clean transportation, and community resilience projects, particularly in front-line communities such as economically disadvantaged communities, […]

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  • New CGC White Paper: Federal Financing via Independent Institutions

    The National Climate Bank proposed in recent legislation is designed as an independent nonprofit institution that will be empowered to invest $35 billion in federal funds, while also mobilizing private capital. This design and approach brings unique advantages compared to funding programs directly through government agencies, and there are a number of precedents that show […]

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  • Update from the Executive Director: Growth at CGC

    An update from CGC’s Executive Director Jeff Schub: I am thrilled to announce exciting growth and development for the CGC team as we kick-off 2020. First, I am pleased to share that Alejandra Nunez has joined CGC as our first General Counsel. Ale comes to CGC from Sierra Club, where, as a Senior Attorney, she […]

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