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CDFA Energy Finance Update - April 5, 2022

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April 5, 2022
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Bank of America Mobilized and Deployed $250B in Sustainable Finance Capital in 2021
Bank of America announced today that it mobilized and deployed approximately $250 billion in sustainable finance activity for 2021. This company has made tremendous progress towards mobilizing and scaling capital deployment to drive environmental and social change in line with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Illinois State Senate Approves Energy Grid Reliability Task Force
The state senate has advanced a measure to create a task force to study electric grid reliability in light of the 2021 passage of the energy regulatory overhaul bill known as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. A House committee, meanwhile, began preliminary conversations about lifting the ban on new nuclear developments in Illinois.

CDFA Announces Infrastructure Finance Learning Series, in Partnership with EY
The CDFA Infrastructure Finance Learning Series, created in partnership with EY, of Ernst & Young Global Limited, is designed to help communities develop a comprehensive understanding of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), while providing guidance around planning and financing infrastructure projects.

An Electric Vehicle Future is on the Horizon in Washington State
State legislators set a new target earlier this month in the Clean Cars 2030 bill for all new vehicles sold in Washington to be electric-powered by 2030. The bill, part of the $16.9 billion "Move Ahead Washington" transportation package, was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday.

El Paso, TX School Districts Urged to Switch to Electric Buses Using $5B in Federal Funds
Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November 2021 which funds the EPA's Clean School Bus program. The EPA will dedicate half of the funding — about $438 million a year — to purchasing zero-emission electric buses. The other half will support purchasing "clean school buses" encompassing both fully electric options but also buses that burn alternate fuels to diesel.

EDA Invests in Coal Communities
Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, recently visited Youngstown, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia. She toured EDA grant projects and participated in two events led by the Biden Administration's Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities & Economic Revitalization.

Silicon Ranch Selects Company to Construct Regenerative Solar Project in Georgia
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, a leading infrastructure company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Silicon Ranch Corporation to construct the Cedar Springs Solar Ranch in Early County, Georgia. The 70-megawatt (MWAC) solar project will provide power to Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia electric cooperatives.

EPA Releases Memo Outlining Strategy to Equitably Deliver Clean Water Through IIJA
U.S. EPA issued a memorandum to guide collaborative implementation with state, local, and Tribal partners. EPA's memo is a key implementation step that outlines requirements and recommendations for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds to ensure the country is working together to deliver clean and safe water and replace lead pipes for all Americans, especially disadvantaged communities.

Upcoming Events
CDFA Infrastructure Finance Learning Series: Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Investing in Resiliency with Green and Blue Bonds
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
To support local communities and our environment, innovative financing solutions have been created to allow corporate or personal investors to invest in these bonds. Experts in this session will discuss the market for green and blue bonds, public engagement, and ways to invest in resilient infrastructure projects.

CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Organizing PACE Programs
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
In this session, PACE experts will provide an overview of the different PACE Program models throughout the country and then review the critical aspects of good Program Administration along with how some Programs go "above and beyond".

Energy Finance News

California Poised to Greenlight $11.7M Vehicle-to-Grid Pilots in PG&E Footprint
Utility Dive | Apr. 4 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

Entergy Completes $86M in Post-Ida Power Upgrades in South Lafourche, LA
Houma Today | Apr. 4 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Micron Technology Announces 40MW Solar Energy Project with Idaho Power
DatacenterDynamics | Mar. 28 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Bridging the Rural-Urban Energy-Efficiency Divide
GreenBiz | Mar. 28 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Housing Finance

Charlestown, NH Drinking Water Project Receives $4.3M in Funding
Eagle Times | Mar. 26 | Access to Capital | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance | State Revolving Fund

New York State Hits 1GW of Community Solar
pv magazine International | Mar. 23 | Brownfield Financing | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Redevelopment | State Finance Program

New Jersey Transit Completes Installation of Bus Charging Infrastructure for Pilot Program
Mass Transit | Mar. 23 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Montana County Considering Legal Services for Issuance of Municipal Bonds
The Electric | Mar. 23 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

New Mexico Officials 'Excited' Over Water Funding
The Eastern New Mexico News | Mar. 18 | Access to Capital | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

City Council Approves TIF to Support Redevelopment of Brownfield in East Providence, RI
East Providence Waterfront | Mar. 17 | Redevelopment | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | Water Finance

Will County, IL to Receive Federal Funding for Health and Safety Projects
Will County Illinois | Mar. 16 | Community Development | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Redevelopment | Water Finance

TDEC Announce $19M Loan for Chattanooga Water Improvements
TN Department of Environment & Conservation | Mar. 14 | Access to Capital | Economic Development | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Greenville, SC Approves Wastewater Improvements, New Fire Truck, at Town Meeting
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript | Mar. 14 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

State, Federal Funding Could Transform Florida Businesses, Universities, and Municipalities
Jacksonville Business Journal | Mar. 9 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Transportation

New PAB Provisions for Qualified Carbon Dioxide Capture Facilities
Hawkins | Mar. 7 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Petros PACE Closes First C-PACE Financing in Washington State
Hotel Management | Mar. 7 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Capital Bank Drives Clean Energy Initiatives with Montgomery County, MD Green Bank
StreetInsider.com | Mar. 7 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

America is Finally Cleaning Up Its Abandoned, Leaking Oil Wells
Phys.org | Mar. 7 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Biden's Plan to Domesticate the Clean Energy Supply Chain Begins to Deliver
S&P Global Market Intelligence | Mar. 7 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Public Transit Gets $3.7B to Boost Old Vehicles, Introduce New Fleet of Electric Buses
Fox 29 | Mar. 7 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

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