Topic: Green Banks

Green Banks Articles

Commentary

Why We Need Finance to Fight Climate Change

"There won’t be a transition to clean energy without a way to finance what could be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken. Green banks — purpose-built financial institutions that facilitate funding of clean-energy projects — aim to lead the way."
Commentary

Public Banking Can Fund Green Investment

"To ensure the long-term environmental health of the planet, we will have to spend. This spending cannot be wasteful, but must embody a pragmatic investment in our future."
External News

Senate Bill Seeks to Create National Climate Bank

The National Climate Bank would provide financing to regional, state and local green banks and invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions. The bill would also provide technical assistance for the start-up of new green banks around the country.
Commentary

It's High Time to Create a World Carbon Bank

"It is high time to create a new, focused agency, a World Carbon Bank, that provides a vehicle for advanced economies to coordinate aid and technical transfer, and that is not simultaneously trying to solve every other development problem."
External News

DC Passed the Most Ambitious Clean Energy Law in the U.S. Now What?

In January 2019, the District of Columbia passed the most ambitious clean energy legislation in the nation. However, local climate activists say the hard work is just beginning — they want to know who will lead the DC Green Bank and whether the law will benefit the least-privileged residents of the District.
Solar panels

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Lessons Learned from Solarize Campaigns in Connecticut

Solarize is a unique community-based program that leverages peers and social networks to encourage residential solar adoption through a group pricing strategy. Solarize campaigns spread the knowledge of solar benefits through social networks and engage strong volunteer leadership (“solar ambassadors”) who are passionate about solar energy.
Hospital connected to community microgrid

Community Microgrids – A Tool for Adaptation or Mitigation?

This explainer is the third part of a series by Sara Harari and Nate Grady on how microgrids are being used to transform the electrical grid. As climate change becomes the new reality, policymakers must decide how to invest limited resources in advanced technology and infrastructure. At the heart of this challenge is the debate over adaptation versus mitigation: should we focus our efforts on avoiding the worst effects of climate change (i.e. reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses we release going forward), or should we divide our resources and invest simultaneously on adapting to the most likely effects of...