• On the Road to a South African Green Bank

    CGC staff spent the last week in Johannesburg, partnering with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on the formation of their new Climate Finance Unit based on a “Green Bank” model. The DBSA is a regional development bank, financing infrastructure projects across multiple countries in partnership with private lenders and international DFIs. Identifying the […]

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  • Sparking the Green Bank Movement

    Today the Connecticut Green Bank won the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award for 2017. Given annually by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance, today’s ceremony acknowledges what those in the Green Bank and clean energy finance world have seen for years – that Connecticut Green Bank sparked a Green Bank movement. […]

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  • CGC Paper: National Green Banks in Developing Countries

    Click here to download the paper. The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), with support from the Hewlett Foundation, has published a new paper exploring how the Green Bank model can be implemented in emerging markets to help achieve national climate goals. The paper examines how Green Banks (either purpose-built entities or adaptations of existing institutions) […]

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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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  • 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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  • Green Bankers Gather in Tokyo

    This week, Green Bank representatives and clean energy finance leaders will gather in Tokyo to share experiences and identify ways that public and private investment can rapidly scale to meet climate change goals. On Tuesday, the Japanese Green Finance Organisation (Japan’s Green Bank) will host the annual Green Bank Congress. Green Banks from Australia, UK, […]

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  • Zero Capital Gains

    Zero capital gains and zero income tax should apply not only to small businesses, but also to all clean energy generation and energy efficiency investments. Like green banks, this policy could help drive much-needed capital to areas such as energy innovation, green infrastructure, and energy efficiency that will create jobs, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and help […]

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  • California

    Can Cap-n-Trade Fund Green Banks?

    California has paved the way for the American cap-and-trade market, why not do the same for green banks? A recent article published by Bloomberg suggests the possibility of using revenues from California’s cap-and-trade program to set up a state green bank. The program, implemented just this year, has already sold 23.1 million allowances in November, […]

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