• 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 […]

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    Green Back Act 2016 Introduced in Senate

    The Green Bank Act of 2016 was introduced in the Senate today by Senators Murphy (CT), Blumenthal (CT), and Whitehouse (RI). The Act would create a $50 billion national Green Bank that would provide capital to state and local Green Banks to finance clean energy projects that save money for consumers and businesses. The national […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • CGC’s Resources Page: Full of Excellent Content

    As part of the redesign of CGC’s website, we have now posted many of CGC’s work products and presentations on our new Resources Page. This includes presentations delivered at conferences, lectures delivered at universities, and full Green Bank studies produced in partnership with various state governments. We’ve also linked to excellent Green Bank materials produced […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • A National Green Bank in 2017

    The successful state-level Green Banks may be getting a national sibling in 2017. If elected, Secretary Hillary Clinton has pledged to create a $25 billion national infrastructure bank. The bank would fund projects of “regional and national significance” with an emphasis on “projects to modernize our energy, water, broadband, and transportation systems.” Clinton recently vowed […]

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  • Congratulations CEFIA!

    Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) closed on a $60 million deal on Friday that will finance leases for over 2,000 rooftop solar systems for residential and commercial customers. CEFIA contributed $9.5 million to the deal, which attracted more than $50 million from private banks including US Bancorp, First Niagara Financial Group, and […]

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  • Distributed Solar – Part II

    An additional benefit of “green collar jobs” that could be created by distributed solar roll-out is that the jobs require a variety of skills and pay a variety of salaries. Working in the solar industry can involve a broad range of tools and skills ranging from electrical work to sales to structural engineering. Similarly, the salaries range […]

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  • Distributed Solar – Part I

    What is one of the biggest problems in the United States right now?  Unemployment. Unemployment in the U.S. is currently 7.7%. While this number is an improvement from the high of 10% measured in October of 2009, it remains a disheartening reminder of America’s stagnant economic growth and widespread budget cuts.   How can the […]

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