• 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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  • CGC Statement on E&C Legislative Framework

    Press Release: Jan. 8, 2020. Today leaders from the House Energy and Commerce Committee previewed a legislative framework designed to ensure a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050. The framework included the creation of a National Climate Bank to invest in a rapid, affordable, and equitable clean energy transition. The following statement comes from […]

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  • CGC in the News: Jeff Schub in CleanTechnica

    In a new CleanTechnica interview, CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub explains how a National Climate Bank will build on the track record of success already established by state and local green banks, and accelerate the clean energy transition. “State and local green banks have already mobilized billions of dollars into clean energy projects, proving that […]

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  • CGC Statement on the Warren Plan to Create Green Jobs

    Today Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a Plan to Create 10.6 Million Green Jobs, which includes a green bank modeled on the National Climate Bank Act. The following statement comes from Jeffrey Schub, Executive Director of the Coalition for Green Capital: “Green banks across the country have shown how to accelerate clean energy investment. We absolutely […]

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  • A green bank to watch in 2020: New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd.

    As 2019 winds down, a promising new entrant into the world of green banks comes from New Zealand. This mission-driven financial institution, New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd. (NZGIF), reached a series of milestones during the past year and is poised to begin making its first clean energy investments in 2020. NZGIF’s process started with […]

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  • CGC in the News: Jeff Schub Discusses Climate Bank with Smart Cities Dive, Utility Dive

    The National Climate Bank Act released last week in the House by Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan is a landmark event for the green bank movement, showing broad momentum and support. News publications spoke with CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub for context and perspective on the new bill. Smart Cities Dive focused on green banks […]

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  • Rep. Debbie Dingell Introduces Bill to Create a $35 Billion National Climate Bank to Finance the Clean Energy Transition

    Press Release: Dec 12, 2019. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and co-sponsors today made a critical move in the battle against climate change by introducing the National Climate Bank Act of 2019. The National Climate Bank created by the bill will use public capital to stimulate private investment in a range of projects to reduce greenhouse […]

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  • Nine Countries “Take Flight” With Green Banks for Climate Action

    MADRID, SPAIN (Dec. 11, 2019) – As pressure builds for stronger country-level action to curb climate change, nine countries and partners are demonstrating that leadership at the COP25 climate conference by announcing progress towards creating green banks, which attract private financing for clean energy and low-carbon development. The countries spotlighted their advances today at a […]

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  • CGC in the News: Green Finance Accelerates Energy Transition

    A new story in Foresight Climate and Energy takes a look at the global proliferation of green banks, and explores different models including that of the now-privatized UK Green Investment Group. It includes insights from CGC International Director Andrea Colnes. The piece emphasizes the growing reach and impact of these institutions: Targeted green investment banking […]

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