• Montgomery County Green Bank celebrates milestone energy efficiency project

    Last week, the Montgomery County Green Bank held an event to celebrate the completion of a milestone energy efficiency project, which enabled the installation of improvements to a large office building in Bethesda, Maryland. The project provides a clear example of how green banks can benefit private capital providers as well as the building’s owners, […]

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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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  • 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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  • A green bank for Spain? CGC’s Andrea Colnes to discuss at COP 25

    A strong new op-ed in Spanish newspaper El Mundo by energy financier Eduardo Brunet of Greenward Partners explains why Spain needs a green bank to “accelerate the impact of limited public funds and serve to channel private investment.” Spanish speakers can check out the full piece in El Mundo here. CGC International Director Andrea Colnes […]

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  • CGC’s Jeff Schub to speak today at Yale summit

    The third biennial Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit takes place today. The theme is “Dispatches from the Future,” which asks “how we might compel the collective, sweeping environmental action that we need in the midst of a time of rapid change and uncertainty.” CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub will be speaking on a panel discussing the […]

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  • CCEF Executive Director Paul Scharfenberger speaks at Net Zero Summit for mountain towns

    Mountain towns are uniquely exposed to the effects of climate change, and are increasingly organizing to safeguard the environment that makes them so distinctive. With the MT2030 Net Zero Summit, invited leaders from over 40 mountain community governments, NGO’s and climate-oriented businesses from across the US have gathered for three days in support of ambitious […]

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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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  • Expert Voices Continue the Conversation from the US Green Bank Summit

    Head over to the ClimateWorks blog for a post from Ilmi Granoff, Director of Sustainable Finance at ClimateWorks. Based on a speech given at the US Green Bank Summit, he lays out a strong argument for establishing a federal Green Bank in the US: Whether you believe that U.S. climate policy is achieved through innovation […]

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  • Recap: Moving Green Banks Forward at the Inaugural US Green Bank Summit

    Many thanks to all who attended the last week’s first US Green Bank Summit! At the event, Green Bank leaders built connections and shared ideas with one another, as well as with leaders from the fields of investment, philanthropy, business, and more. Several highlights came from exciting developments at the federal level. With the National […]

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  • The Campaign for a Federal Green Bank

    With the introduction of recent legislation in Congress, momentum has grown for the implementation of a Green Bank at the federal level. The National Climate Bank Act creates a blueprint for what Congress could accomplish when ready to take meaningful action on climate change. To help make this policy framework into a reality, CGC is […]

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