• 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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  • 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 […]

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Green Investment Banks Key to Achieving Global Climate Goals

    Coalition for Green Capital, NRDC and Climate Finance Advisors released a new policy working paper on potential of Green Banks to drive investments needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. MARRAKECH (November 14, 2016) – Leaders in global green investment today released a policy working paper, Green & Resilience Banks: How the Green […]

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  • Global

    Global Climate Finance Leaders See the Need for Public-Private Partnership

    Two new reports from global leaders in climate finance identify the important role that public capital should play in scaling up private investment. Though neither explicitly names Green Banks, both effectively articulate the need for Green Bank-like solutions. One report, from the Climate Policy Initiative, on key lessons in climate finance emphasizes the interaction of […]

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  • Green Bank Creation

    Many Pathways to Creating a Green Bank

    The question CGC is asked most often by policymakers and Green Bank supporters is, “How do you actually create a Green Bank?” The truth is that there is no right answer or single approach. The correct path depends on the specific fiscal, economic, political and institutional circumstances of the given market. And the form the […]

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  • News

    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    This is the October installment of the CGC’s monthly news roundup, where we compile important news and commentary on public and private investment in clean energy projects. We’ve searched the internet to find the news stories that will keep you up to speed and informed on blended finance approaches to clean energy. Connecticut Green Bank […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • News

    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    This is the September installment of the CGC’s monthly news roundup, where we compile important news and commentary on public and private investment in clean energy projects. We’ve searched the internet to find the news stories that will keep you up to speed and informed on blended finance approaches to clean energy. A Different Kind […]

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  • Senate

    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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  • News

    Clean Energy Finance News – Monthly Roundup

    NY Green Bank Closes $37.5M Solar Deal with Vivint  “The loan is structured as a medium-term (five-year) note and allows Vivint Solar to recycle capital that can be used for the installation of new residential solar systems in New York. With this loan, the bank says, Vivint is expected to continue to add to its […]

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