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CDFA Energy Finance Update - August 2, 2022

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August 2, 2022
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Coming Up in the CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Solar Projects
Join CDFA and Bricker & Eckler for the next installment in this year's Financing Green and Sustainable Assets webinar series on August 11. Presenters will discuss the most often-used approaches for supporting solar projects, with a focus on Ohio programs to demonstrate the importance of state-based financing strategies. Register now for this free event!

Clean Energy Package Would Be Biggest Legislative Climate Investment in US History
Sen. Joe Manchin's reversal on a clean energy package has put Democrats in a position to pass the largest climate investment in US history, and by far the biggest legislative win for the environmental movement since the Clean Air Act.

Learn How to Help Your Community Beat the Heat with the Department of Energy
Join CDFA for the next installment of the Federal Financing Webinar Series: Funding Community Energy Needs with the U.S. Department of Energy on August 23. Learn about available funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development, and implementation along with funding networks that provide weatherization services to low-income families.

U.S. DOE Announces First Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan
The U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office today announced it closed a $102.1 million loan to Syrah Technologies LLC for the expansion of its Syrah Vidalia Facility—a processing facility that produces graphite-based active anode material, a critical material used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other clean energy technologies. 

Arizona EV Drivers Give ADOT Valuable Input on EV Charging Infrastructure Build-Out
Last year's infrastructure bill that funded hundreds of thousands of future EV charging stations continues to head toward breaking ground. The federal government asked states for EV charging plans, with specifications for interstate highways.

How a Microgrid Saved Pittsburgh International Airport $1M
One year ago, Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport in the nation to get all of its power from a solar and natural gas microgrid. Today, it's got 1 million extra dollars to show for it. The microgrid is part of a larger sustainability effort by the airport that includes employing alternative fuel strategies, repopulating the honeybee population and striving for LEED Silver Certification in its terminal modernization program.

Bipartisan Michigan Budget Equips EGLE to Protect Public Health and the Environment
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is gearing up for a productive year following passage of a bipartisan state budget. The $75.5 billion budget includes $729 million for EGLE's general fund: a 31% increase over the current year.

New York Governor Announces $255M for Critical Water Infrastructure Projects Statewide
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the availability of $255 million in state grants for critical water infrastructure projects. This announcement marks the latest action by Governor Hochul to upgrade New York's water and sewer systems, reduce water pollution, and safeguard vital drinking water supplies from emerging contaminants and toxic chemicals. 

C-Pace for Multi-Family Residential Projects Finally Approved in Pennsylvania
A new day dawns in Pennsylvania for mixed use residential rental projects and C-PACE financing. C-PACE financing provides borrowers with a low-cost, long term financing option that typically supplements senior financing from traditional banks and can act to reduce required equity needed for a given project.

Upcoming Events
CDFA Infrastructure Finance Learning Series: Preparing for Federal Grant Applications

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Funding Community Energy Needs with the Department of Energy
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of Energy for renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure needs.

CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Solar Projects
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
This webinar will provide an overview of tax abatements typically used by solar developers, with a focus on examples from the state of Ohio, and panelists will also discuss how abatements and payment-in-lieu-taxes agreements interplay with state permitting processes.

Energy Finance News

$13M in Tax Credits for Pennsylvania Farmers' Improving Water and Soil Quality
Pennsylvania Pressroom | Jul. 29 | Access to Capital | Agriculture Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | State Finance Program | Tax Credits | Water Finance

Can This Federal Funding Program Help the Mississippi River?
Wisconsin Watch | Jul. 28 | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance

Senate Democrats Announce the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
White House | Jul. 27 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Legislative | Rural Development | Social Finance | Tax Credits | Tribal Finance | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) | U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Urban Development | Water Finance

Can Integrity and Transparency Prevent Environmental Catastrophe?
New Security Beat | Jul. 25 | Disaster Recovery & Relief | Energy Finance | Green Finance | International | Legislative | Social Finance | Planning & Land Use | Legislative Front | Impact Investing

Floating Zone Proposals Aimed At Stimulating Industrial Uses in Stony Point, NY
Rockland County Business Journal | Jul. 24 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development | Redevelopment | Water Finance

Richmond, TX Advances $12.7M Bond Talks
Fort Bend Herald | Jul. 24 | Access to Capital | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance | Case Studies | Green Stormwater Infrastructure | Water Finance | Drinking Water | Sewage & Waste | Stormwater

Synthica Energy Announces Development of New Food Waste Powered Renewable Natural Gas Facility in San Antonio, TX
businesswire | Jul. 22 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Food Systems Finance | Innovation Finance

U.S. DOE Announces $2.6B Funding for Carbon Capture, Storage, and Transport Projects
JDSUPRA | Jul. 22 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Tax Credits

A Water Strategy for the West: Cities Pay Farmers to Install Efficient Irrigation Systems
Next City | Jul. 20 | Access to Capital | Agriculture Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | State Finance Program | Water Finance

Michigan Taps Funding Sources to Support Water Infrastructure
Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy | Jul. 20 | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance | Case Studies | State Revolving Fund

PNC Bank to Support Clean Energy in New Partnership with Constellation
Microgrid Media | Jul. 17 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

USDA to Help Rural Infrastructure in Northern Michigan Through $10.8M Investment
UpNorthLive | Jul. 14 | Infrastructure Finance | Rural Development | Water Finance

$4.2B Bond Act Touted As Path to Green Jobs and Climate Measures
Niagara Gazette | Jul. 13 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Arizona Invests $1B to Expand Water Finance Authority
Water World | Jul. 11 | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Water Finance

LA Airport Received One of the Largest Grants in a Federal Outlay
The Bond Buyer | Jul. 11 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Here's How Pennsylvania Plans to Spend Its Billions in Federal Stimulus Money
LEVITTOWNow.com | Jul. 10 | Agriculture Finance | Federal | Housing Finance | Redevelopment | Rural Development | State Finance Program | Water Finance

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