• Bill Would Create DC Green Bank

    The mayor of District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, recently introduced legislation that would establish Green Bank for the District. The bill would create the “Green Finance Authority” as an instrumentality of the DC government to finance and promote the deployment of clean energy technology within the District. The Green Finance Authority will act as the DC Green […]

    Continue reading
  • Nevada Governor Signs Green Bank Bill

    This week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed a bill establishing a Nevada Green Bank into law. The bill directs the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy to create an independent, nonprofit corporation named “the Nevada Clean Energy Fund.” The Nevada Clean Energy Fund purpose will be to support the deployment of clean energy technologies in […]

    Continue reading
  • The Value of Public Investment in Green Banks

    The track record shows that a Green Bank can drive more investment, more clean energy, and more CO2 reduction per dollar of public cost than current programs. The longest running Green Banks in the U.S. have now been operating for over five years. Green Banks have driven over $2 billion of clean energy investment in […]

    Continue reading
  • Connecticut Green Bank Fact Sheet

    Connecticut Green Bank – Organization Fact Sheet A downloadable pdf of this post is available here. CGC has analyzed the audited financial statements of the Connecticut Green Bank to provide insight into the organization’s financial practices. This analysis focuses on the ability of the Green Bank to retain and leverage public financing. This serves as […]

    Continue reading
  • US Green Bank Transactions Exceed $2 Billion Mark

    Since the first Green Banks in the US were founded, the number and investing pace of these institutions has ramped up. CGC reviewed annual reports and transactions at six US-based Green Banks from their inception through fiscal year 2016. At the end of 2016, the transactions these institutions participated in represented more than $1.6 billion of cumulative clean […]

    Continue reading
  • NY Green Bank Financing Facilitates Liquidity, Solar Project Volume

    Last month NY Green Bank (NYGB) closed on a $37.5 million investment in residential solar, which was part of a larger $313.0 million syndicated credit facility to Vivint Solar.  Through this financing, NYGB and its private investment counterparties have enabled Vivint Solar to recapitalize so that it may complete more residential rooftop solar leases/PPAs in […]

    Continue reading
  • Driving Solar Adoption with More Financing, Less Subsidy

    The goal of any government’s solar policy should be to: Rapidly accelerate solar adoption in order to displace fossil fuel-based electricity; Ensure that solar is cheaper than grid power, so customers save money; and Do so at the least possible cost to taxpayers. Green Banks are aligned with these objectives. Achieving these goals requires enabling […]

    Continue reading
  • RI Infrastructure Bank Launches C-PACE

    Rhode Island Follows Connecticut’s Footsteps The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) has officially launched the state’s C-PACE program. RIIB, Rhode Island’s Green Bank, has followed the Connecticut Green Bank’s successful model of using a centralized statewide PACE administrator. The numbers prove the success of the centralized commercial PACE administration model. Connecticut’s C-PACE program has closed $115 million in […]

    Continue reading
  • Value of Green Bank Model Visible in Connecticut Green Bank Deal

    The Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) recently closed on its biggest solar project financed to date—a 995 kW rooftop solar array was installed at Lesro Industries, a local manufacturer. This deal exemplifies the value of the Green Bank model. The CGB sits at the center of the clean energy finance market in Connecticut, and is tremendously […]

    Continue reading
  • The “Why?” Behind State Green Banks – Reed Hundt, CEO

     At CGC we often get asked about the benefits of Green Banks to states. Most people understand the need to increase investment in clean energy infrastructure, but what is it about the Green Bank model that is helpful for this goal? Why implement a Green Bank to address clean energy challenges locally? We’ve outlined a […]

    Continue reading