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CDFA Energy & Water Finance Update - September 18, 2018

CDFA Energy and Water Finance Newsletter
September 18, 2018
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Energy & Water Finance Update


Early Bird Rates Extended to September 21st for 2018 National Summit in Dallas, TX!
Register now to receive the best rates for the 2018 CDFA National Development Finance Summit on November 7-9. During the event you will meet industry experts from public and private sectors and have the ability to connect with financing, learn about the latest approaches, and discover development finance solutions to bring to your local community. Don't miss out on our biggest event of the year!

Navigating Zero-Emissions Energy Credit Programs
In recent years, state emissions credit programs and policy have sought to incentivize only renewable electricity generation, leaving out other sources of zero-emissions generation. But that legislative and regulatory landscape is changing rapidly.

Opportunity Zone Investment in Small Food Business & Energy Startup
Investors are beginning to mobilize around the opportunity to tap at least part of the vast pool of unrealized capital gains for small-business creation. Impact investors argue that existing businesses in the food & renewable energy sectors are especially ripe for opportunity zone investment despite current barriers.

WIFIA Issues $699M Loan to San Francisco Public Utilities
The U.S. EPA has issued a $699 million loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help finance its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project. The loan has been issued through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program.

20th Anniversary Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Report
The 2017 U.S. EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Annual Report contains recent highlights, future opportunities, infrastructure fund activity, set-asides activity, a 2017 financial statement, and success stories.

Clean Water & Drinking Water Grants to U.S. Territories and Washington, D.C. 2017 Report
This document produced by the U.S. EPA provides the allotment of portions of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to U.S. Territories and Washington, D.C. for 2017. Also provided are example projects using the funding.

NY Creates Tool Kit for Solar Development on Brownfields & Landfills
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority released a new toolkit to provide guidance and resources for communities seeking to develop solar projects on underutilized properties such as landfills and brownfields.

RenewPACE Financing Now Available for a Majority of FL Homeowners
Renew Financial announced that more than 50% of all Florida homeowners now have access to its home improvement financing, RenewPACE. RenewPACE empowers property owners to finance the cost of home upgrades and then repay costs over time as a line item on their property tax bill.

How a Big Bank Fueled the Green Energy Boom
Green bonds, which the Bank of America all but invented, have raised $442 billion worldwide since 2013, helping borrowers both tiny (the Antioch, Calif., Unified School District) and enormous (trillion-dollar Apple) pay for renewable-energy innovations.

Upcoming Events
CDFA National Development Finance Summit

Intro Brownfields Finance WebCourse
September 26-27, 2018 - Daily: 12:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern
During this course, attendees will walk through the entire brownfields redevelopment process from understanding the basics of brownfields and legal and regulatory challenges to unearthing the myriad financing tools available to both clean-up and build-up these contaminated or polluted sites.

Energy Finance News

CAEATFA Holds Workshops on Proposed Regulations for Small Biz Financing in CA
California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority | Sep. 18 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Tiverton, RI Hopes to Increase Renewable Energy
The Herald News | Sep. 10 | Energy Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

P3 in CT Deploys Solar to Undeserved Communities
Energy News Network | Sep. 5 | Energy Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

CT Public-Private Partnership Deploys Solar to Underserved Communities
Energy News Network | Sep. 4 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Industry Perspective: Redirecting Trump's Coal and Nuclear Bailout to Fund Economic Redevelopment
GreenTech Media | Aug. 23 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Arcadia Power Looks to Expand Renewable Energy Services by $25M
TechCrunch | Aug. 22 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Oneida County, NY Opens New PACE Program
The Rome Sentinel | Aug. 22 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Capital Dynamics Closes $1.2B Clean Energy Infrastructure Fund
Solar Industry Magazine | Aug. 22 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

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