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CDFA Energy Finance Update - February 1, 2022

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February 1, 2022
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Infrastructure Finance Series: Unlocking Capital for Infrastructure Projects
Across the nation, a growing variety of infrastructure projects are utilizing complex and layered capital stacks. Hear speakers discuss how utilities, housing, transportation, renewable energy, community facilities, and other types of infrastructure are financed and the role of public finance in these developments. Learn about financing concepts behind infrastructure projects with a focus on raising capital to achieve targeted local and regional needs.

Great Lakes Platform Helps Connect Green Investors with Regional Projects
The Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform is helping to promote investment opportunities that benefit the environment, including renewable energy, clean water, and ecological restoration. The platform features 40 projects representing nearly $4.5 billion in investments, including household energy efficiency retrofits, coal mine reclamation, and utility-scale solar development.

How Blockchain Technology Will Reshape Green Finance in 2022
With the growing urgency for climate solutions, blockchain technology could be a powerful tool to revolutionize green finance, especially as transparency and traceable information are critical in measuring and monitoring climate impact.

Biden Revives 'Clean Energy' Program with $1B Loan Guarantee
The Biden administration has issued its first clean energy loan guarantee, reviving an Obama-era program that helped launch the country's first utility-scale wind and solar farms a decade ago but has largely gone dormant in recent years.

2022 Climate Bills Will Focus on Electrification
As the Maryland General Assembly settles into its regular 90-day session, environmental leaders in both chambers are expected to reveal legislative proposals aimed at tackling climate change soon. The Senate draft could be ready as early as next week.

Connecticut Launches Statewide Battery Storage Program
Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) launches Energy Storage Solutions, a statewide electric storage program for all Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) residential, commercial, and industrial customers in an effort to foster a more reliable and resilient electric distribution system, especially for vulnerable communities.

U.S. Department of Treasury Issues SLFRF Final Rule
On January 6, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued its Final Rule on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program. This $350 billion in funding was enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide every unit of local government and state/territory direct funding for recovery from the impacts of the COVID crisis.

Four Seasons Hotel Receives $20M in Financing from PACE Loan Group
PACE Loan Group, a national leader in the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy marketplace, closed a $20 million financing on the Four Seasons Hotel at RBC Gateway, a 37-story landmark developed by United Properties. This is the largest C-PACE Loan to date in Minnesota.

Bank Fees for Green Debt Surpass Fossil-Fuel Financing
For the first time since the unveiling of the Paris climate agreement in 2015, banks earned more fees arranging green-related bond sales and loans than they did helping fossil-fuel companies raise money in the debt markets.

Upcoming Events
Intro Bond Finance Course

CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Green Financing 101
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
There are a wide variety of financing approaches that can be used to improve the environmental outcomes of a project or address specific environmental issues. This session will provide an overview of Green Financing, with a special focus on the role of Green Banks.

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Capacity Building Programs from EDA and NIST
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the Department of Commerce to support projects in communities of all sizes. Featured programs include new funding opportunities through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and recent activities at NIST and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Energy Finance News

New and Expanded Incentives Announced for Burlington, VT for EVs, Heat Pumps
Vermontbiz | Jan. 28 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Infrastructure Bill Paves the Way for New Energy Investments and Technology
JD Supra | Jan. 28 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board Invests $5.1M in Four Counties
Newswires | Jan. 24 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Social Finance

Clean Energy, Reliable Grid Among Top Energy Issues in Michigan
Spartan Newsroom | Jan. 24 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

From Brownfields to Solar Fields in Southwest Virginia
The Roanoke Times | Jan. 21 | Brownfield Financing | Energy Finance | Legislative | Redevelopment | State Finance Program

Lafayette Square and Invenergy Launch Community Solar Joint Venture
pv magazine | Jan. 21 | Community Development | Energy Finance | Social Finance

Grayson County, TX Property Owners Get Clean Energy Incentives
KTEN | Jan. 21 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

DOE Biden-Harris Year One Summary
Energy.gov | Jan. 21 | Energy Finance

Infrastructure Bill Promises to Address Unfunded Projects and Broken Promises for Tribal Communities
ABC 10News San Diego | Jan. 18 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Housing Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Social Finance | Water Finance

Minnesota Gov. Walz Proposes $2.7B Statewide Infrastructure Package
Yahoo News | Jan. 18 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Hits the Ground Running 60 Days into Infrastructure Implementation
The White House | Jan. 18 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Water Finance

How PACE Financing Being Used in Stark, OH
CantonRep.com | Jan. 18 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Setting a Path to Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development
World Economic Forum | Jan. 18 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Green Finance

D.C. Green Bank Lining Up Local Dollars, Local Firms to Reap the Solar Boom
Next City | Jan. 18 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

USDA Rural Development Invests $331M Into Rural Iowa
KMA Land | Jan. 13 | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Rural Development | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) | Water Finance

NACWA, EPA Meet on Infrastructure Bill Implementation
Water Finance & Management | Jan. 10 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance

South Dakota Announces More Than $22M for Statewide Environmental Projects
South Dakota State News | Jan. 6 | Access to Capital | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance | Water Finance | Drinking Water | Sewage & Waste



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