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STATE: New York Green Bank Begins Lending, Quietly Changing the Finance Game

Posted by Dan Scripps on Nov 6, 2014 3:58:30 PM

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On October 22, the New York Green Bank announced its first round of transactions. When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the $1 billion bank last year, it was touted as an innovative way to combine the goals and resources of the state’s public and private sectors.

 

“We will leverage public dollars to attract private sector investment into building a new clean energy economy that will help make our state greener and create jobs,” Cuomo said in a statement. The bank will use “limited state resources to drive investment into critical areas of the economy.”

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Topics: State Policy, Energy Finance

FINANCE: Up to $4B in DOE Loan Guarantees; Legislation Filed for Federal 'Green Bank'

Posted by Dan Scripps on May 14, 2014 12:34:49 PM

innovative-energy-investmentAdvanced energy finance is an ever-expanding field with many players, including government agencies, private investors, and international financial institutions. Our periodic Finance updates will help you understand and navigate this complex infrastructure. Read previous energy finance updates here.

DOE Issues Draft Innovative Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Solicitation; Up to $4 billion in Loan Guarantees to be made Available

The U.S. Department of Energy last month issued a draft solicitation for loan guarantees for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to help commercialize technologies that may be otherwise unable to obtain full commercial financing. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as $4 billion in guarantees available for U.S.-based projects.

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Topics: Energy Finance

FINANCE: Senate Finance Extends PTC, SunEdison Establishes Yieldco, & More

Posted by Dan Scripps on Apr 22, 2014 3:05:00 PM

innovative-energy-investmentAdvanced energy finance is an ever-expanding field with many players, including government agencies, private investors, and international financial institutions. Our periodic Finance updates will help you understand and navigate this complex infrastructure. 

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Topics: Energy Finance

Expansion of California Energy Finance Programs Offers Opportunity for Greater Coordination and Leverage

Posted by Dan Scripps on Feb 27, 2014 11:25:00 AM

California_Advanced_EnergyLater today, the California Senate Select Committee on Energy Efficiency will hold a special hearing to consider ways to improve the various energy finance programs administered by California state agencies. Chaired by State Senator Kevin de León, the Select Committee will hear from California government officials, as well as leaders from other states and the private sector.

 

As part of AEE’s testimony to the Select Committee, we are today releasing an update to a whitepaper originally released last summer that maps the various agencies responsible for program implementation and asks whether opportunities exist to better coordinate the different programs and align the financing options around a comprehensive state energy strategy.

 

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Topics: California Engagement

Leveraging Private Capital to Boost Prop 39 Energy Savings

Posted by Dan Scripps on Jun 4, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Prop 39 Private CaptialIn November 2012, California voters approved Proposition 39, which is anticipated to generate approximately $1 billion per year in corporate tax revenue, with approximately half of this revenue over the first five years dedicated to energy efficiency and advanced energy projects in schools and public buildings.


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Topics: California Engagement, Energy Finance