• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Global Green Bank Impact: $25.9 Billion and Counting

    Through 2016, member institutions of the global Green Bank Network have supported clean energy projects valued at $25.9 billion. $7.9 billion was directly invested or committed by Green Banks, with the remainder coming from outside investors. Renewable energy projects represented the majority (78.5%) of Green Bank investments. Earlier this year, CGC reported that US Green Banks had participated […]

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  • CGC Roundtable: Green Banks in Emerging Markets

    The Coalition for Green Capital hosted a high-level roundtable on Green Banks in Emerging Markets on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event, organized alongside the IMF spring meetings, featured leading climate finance experts from government, private finance and the NGO community. The day was organized as a discussion, exploring how Green Banks (through […]

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  • 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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