• To Cross the Clean Energy “Valley of Death,” Technology Innovation is Only Half the Battle

    To read more about innovation and the role of green banks, see our other post on CEDA. Those who want to address climate change often debate whether the technologies necessary to solve this crisis already exist today. This, in turn, informs the question of what role the government should play to support technology innovation. No […]

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  • Energy Innovation Leaders Want to Revive CEDA; Climate Bank is the Solution

    Last week, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) called for the creation of a new federal financing entity to support the deployment of innovative clean energy technologies, similar to the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, the first national green bank originally proposed in 2009. The AEIC is a group of 11 corporate leaders, including Bill Gates […]

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  • BlackRock’s Letter on Climate Risk and the National Climate Bank

    Last month, Larry Fink, the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, wrote in his annual letter to CEOs of the world’s largest companies that BlackRock would “place sustainability at the center of our investment approach.” As the letter implies, this may well be a turning point for how capital is invested, and for that BlackRock deserves […]

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  • CAP Calls for Climate Bank to Address Climate Disasters

    A new article from the Center for American Progress calls for the creation of a National Climate Bank to equitably address climate disasters: “Congress should also create a National Climate Bank to drive public and private investment into renewable energy, clean transportation, and community resilience projects, particularly in front-line communities such as economically disadvantaged communities, […]

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