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CDFA Energy Finance Update - November 1, 2022

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November 1, 2022
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Nuvve Helps School District Customers Receive $24.2M in EPA Clean School Bus Rebates
Nuvve Holding Corp., a global cleantech company, announced that 10 school district customers have received a combined $24,155,000 in funding through the EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Program to support the deployment of 61 electric, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capable school buses and chargers in disadvantaged school districts across the United States.

Illinois PACE Program Launches to Spur Commercial Investment in Clean Energy
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Finance Authority have announced the launch of a statewide PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program to spur investment in electric vehicle charging stations, energy efficiency, and water conservation, and to stimulate the growth of renewable energy and resilient building design throughout Illinois.

U.S. DOE Awards $2.8B to Boost EV And Grid Battery Production
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the first set of projects to be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through the Department of Energy. Manufacturers of electric vehicle batteries and grid-scale energy storage received a combined $2.8 billion to build and expand commercial-scale facilities in 12 states.

$30M in Funding to Speed Up Wind Energy Deployment
The Biden-Harris Administration has announced its decision to use $30 million from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to finance research and development initiatives that would reduce expenses for wind energy projects on land and offshore, benefiting communities across the country.

California School District Saves $70M With 8.1 MW Solar Installation
Chula Vista Elementary School District in California and ENGIE North America announced the completion of the district's solar project, bringing the total amount installed to 8.1 MW across 48 sites. The $32 million project was funded through a G.O. Bond and is expected to save the district more than $70 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years.  

Baker Tilly Achieves Approved Verifier Status for Green Bonds in the U.S.
As worldwide efforts to reduce carbon emissions grow, governments and companies are increasingly turning to green bonds to finance major sustainability projects. Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP announces its award of the Approved Verifier status under the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme, which is an industry standard for labeling bonds, loans, and other debt instruments.

Petros Closes Largest C-PACE Deal With $153M Loan for Utah Project
Petros PACE Finance (Petros), the largest C-PACE provider in the country and a leader in innovative and structured finance, today announced that it has closed on a record $153 million C-PACE financing as part of the $820 million, 580-acre world-class development, Black Desert Resort Project in Ivins, Utah.

Connecticut Green Bank Subsidiary Opens Investment Offering to Citizens
CGB Green Liberty Notes LLC, a subsidiary of the Connecticut Green Bank, launches its fourth Green Liberty offering, a crowdfunding campaign made possible in partnership with Raise Green, a social and environmental marketplace for impact investing. Connecticut residents and citizens nationwide can invest as little as $100 to support small businesses in improving their energy efficiency and reducing energy costs.

Upcoming Events
CDFA Infrastructure Finance Learning Series: How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA

CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Funding Childcare Facilities
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA// BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, presenters will look across the development finance spectrum for ways to invest in childcare facilities with tools like bonds, RLFs, tax credits, and more. Experts will also highlight various case studies that have successfully utilized these tools.

CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: PACE and Traditional Lending Institutions
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
Since the origins of PACE financing in the early 2010s, PACE lenders have been primarily non-traditional lending institutions. However, with the explosive growth of PACE across the country, the traditional lending world has begun to enter the PACE market. In this session, attendees will get an overview of the PACE lending history and the influx of traditional lending institutions across the country.

Energy Finance News

Solar Developments Bringing Energy and Jobs to Southwest Virginia
Appalachian Voices | Oct. 27 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

PWSA Receives $139M in Loans and Grants for Water Main, Lead Line Replacement
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Oct. 24 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

EPA Seeking Input to Help Implement Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
EPA | Oct. 21 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Legislative Activities

Duke Energy to Pass First $56M Wave of Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits to Customers
Utility Dive | Oct. 21 | Energy Finance | Tax Credits

$143M in Federal Infrastructure Funds to be Used for Water Projects Across Wisconsin
WQOW | Oct. 20 | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance | Water Finance | Drinking Water | Sewage & Waste | State Revolving Fund

NOVONIX Selected for $150M Grant From U.S. Department of Energy
Yahoo Finance | Oct. 20 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

Anovion Battery Materials Selected to Receive $117M Under Infrastructure Law for Battery Materials Processing
Yahoo Finance | Oct. 20 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Kresge Investments Accelerate Community Solar Projects in Underserved Areas
Environment and Energy Leader | Oct. 20 | Energy Finance | Foundations | Green Finance | Social Finance

New York, NY Finalizes Requirements for Clean-Energy PACE Loans
Habitat | Oct. 20 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

States Push Back on Proposal to Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
The Bond Buyer | Oct. 19 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Chattanooga, TN to Issue $186M in Sewer Bonds
The Chattanoogan | Oct. 17 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance | Case Studies | Water Finance | Sewage & Waste

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