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CDFA Energy & Water Finance Update - February 19, 2019

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February 19, 2019
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Breaking Down the Federal Solar Tax Credit Before 2020 Step Down
As the Federal Solar Tax Credit is scheduled to step down in 2020, SolarTech is booking more solar installations than ever for Southern California customers wanting to get the full 30% credit. "The number one complaint that I hear from customers after they've gone solar is that they regret that they didn't do it sooner," said Robert Shaw, with SolarTech.

Verizon Seeing Green After $1B Green Bond Deal
Verizon Communications Inc.'s billion-dollar entrance into the green-bond market is fueling optimism that more U.S. corporations will begin tapping into the growing pot of money seeking to invest in sustainable projects.

How Utilities Can Swap Coal Debt For Clean Energy Equity
There are several policy solutions that can protect consumers and investors through this utility financial transition, and refinancing these soon-to-be stranded assets with low-cost capital can expedite the process. By swapping coal debt for clean energy equity, utilities can address unrecovered investment balances and retire coal plants early, cutting consumer costs while benefiting impacted communities and utility shareholders.

Santa Clarita, CA Gets $87M Water Treatment Plant
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County Board of Directors has hired a contractor to build a new $87.3 million water treatment plant to remove salt and other contaminants from wastewater the city discharges into the Santa Clara River. They will also get SRF financing for microfiltration and ultraviolet water treatment technology.

Green Bond Market Poised to Hit $200B in 2019
Global green bond issuance looks set to scale new heights, if a new industry report on issuance levels is anything to go by. In a client report, published by Moody's Investors Service, has forecast a 20% annualized jump in issuance to $200 billion in 2019, citing continued issuer diversification and greater clarity around standards that have been providing a boost to the market.

Leyline Raises $12.5M Fund for Solar and Biogas Projects
The funds will be invested in early to mid-stage project development, providing a critical source of capital for renewable energy developers. Leyline has provided investment capital for multiple projects, including providing loans to renewable energy project developers to help accelerate development and bridge the gap between development and construction.

IA Receives $64M in Water Quality Loans
The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently announced that 17 Iowa communities have received low-interest water quality loans totaling more than $64 million through the State Revolving Fund. Planning & Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses.

OR Approves $150M in Bonds for Water Treatment Project
A state board recently approved $120 million in publicly issued industrial development bonds to help finance a $600 million water treatment project at Intel, and the state's business development department plans to supplement that with $30 million from its own bonding authority.

Upcoming Events
CDFA Federal Policy Conference

CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Picking Up the PACE State by State
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, our expert speakers will discuss the best practices in crafting PACE enabling legislation as well as case studies of some of the most effective legislation to date. 

Energy Finance News

MN City Council Passes Three Environmental Resolutions
The Eagle | Feb. 12 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

EPA Accelerates Investments in America's Water Infrastructure
Water World | Feb. 8 | Water Finance

$4.3M Loan to Improve Water System in GA
WTOC | Feb. 5 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Clean Energy and Climate Action Agenda for the New Congress
NRDC | Feb. 5 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

$50K Awarded to Northeast OH for "Green Bank"
Cleveland | Feb. 1 | Energy Finance

Nine Laws that Helped NV Solar Grow 450%
PV Magazine | Feb. 1 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

New Hotel Financed by C-PACE Opens in Lakewood, CO
Patch | Jan. 31 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

PA Receives Water Project Funding
The Indiana Gazette | Jan. 31 | Water Finance

Effectiveness of Public-Private Water Systems
The Michigan Daily | Jan. 28 | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Water Finance

NY Nonprofit Serves as PACE Promoter
The Daily Star | Jan. 28 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Energy Incentive Program for Petoskey, MI
Petoskey News | Jan. 26 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

AEP Solar Farm Will Boost Appalachia's Economy
Columbus Business First | Jan. 25 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

The City of Moab and Grand County, UT Are Now C-PACE Districts
Moab Sun News | Jan. 25 | Energy Finance

Mayors Welcome Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
The Bond Buyer | Jan. 24 | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Water Finance

Citi Announces Green Bond Issuance
Financial Post | Jan. 22 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Water Finance

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health and Climate Solutions Grants
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Jan. 22 | Community Development | Food Systems Finance | Water Finance

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