Topic: Green Banks

Green Banks Articles


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."

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."
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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.

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."
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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.
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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.