WASHINGTON—At 12 p.m. AKDT on Wednesday, March 24, the Coalition for Green Capital will join the Renewable Energy Alaska Project’s 2021 Speaker Series to discuss the progress being made to establish an Alaska green bank and how an effort at the national level could help local efforts.
A national green bank, if passed by Congress, would provide Alaska’s green bank with an estimated $130 million that would create 5,000 in jobs within the next four years. Many of the jobs would be in residential efficiency, weatherization projects and rooftop solar. Last week, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) cosponsored the legislation.
Founded in 2004, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is a coalition of businesses, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions committed to accelerating renewable energy development and promoting energy efficiency in Alaska. REAP has helped to secure the state’s Renewable Energy Fund with a total investment of $270 million and to appropriate $640 million to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for home weatherization since 2008.
- Webinar discussing the effort to establish a national green bank and a state green bank for Alaska.
- A live Q&A session to engage audience members and speak to energy related issues in Alaska.
- Chris Rose, Executive Director, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project
- Jeffrey Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12 – 1 p.m. AKDT