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.