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May 15, 2018
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King Co, WA Receives First WIFIA Loan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to King County, Washington, to help finance its Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station.  

Tension Bubbles Up Over Water Infrastructure Bill in Senate
The waterworks financing legislation might be known as the "SRF WIN Act" for short, but a trio of groups in the water and wastewater sector are calling it a loser.

PACE Equity Funds First New Construction C-PACE Project in CA
PACE Equity and Renew Financial have announced the completion of IHG-Hotel Indigo in Coachella, CA. PACE Equity funded approximately $7.9 million for the project, and performed the energy engineering, obtained all governmental and mortgage approvals, and assisted with structuring the capital stack.

U.S. DOE Launches $30M Program to Explore New Technologies
The Department of Energy recently announced a $30 million funding program which targets energy storage systems that can provide power to the electric grid for durations of 10 hours up to approximately 100 hours.

Trump's Solar Tariffs Cause a Scramble in the Industry
In barely three months, the solar tariffs aimed primarily at China — the first shot fired by Mr. Trump in that campaign — are fundamentally reshaping the solar industry and its prospects.

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Clean Energy Victory Bond Act
The Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2018 would, among other things, authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue $7.5 billion in Clean Energy Victory Bonds to promote the domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies required for the 21st century.

Small Business Development & Impact Investing White Paper
CDFA's new Small Business Development & Impact Investing White Paper documents the potential of a collaboration between Impact Investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs) to fill the capital gaps facing small businesses and to accelerate DFAs as a major source of capital to enable small businesses to grow, create jobs and spur economic and community development.

Finance Guide for Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Design Teams
The purpose of this guide, produced by NHA Advisors, is to assist design teams that are part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (RbD) by providing a funding and financing reference guide for resilient infrastructure along the San Francisco Bay shoreline.

Three Ways P3s Can Be Used in KY Today
The state of Kentucky has a large backlog of infrastructure projects due to lack of funding. This article by P3KY discusses how this issue can be addressed by increased use of public-private partnerships (P3s).

Greenworks Lending Providing Capital for Energy Improvements
Greenworks Lending and Main Street America have announced a partnership through which the national advocate for revitalization of downtown commercial districts will introduce Greenworks Lending and C-PACE to its membership.

ASCE Seeks More Federal Money for Water Infrastructure
The president of the American Society of Civil Engineers is urging Senate committee members to both reauthorize funding for federal water infrastructure programs this year and follow that up with more money. The ASCE gave U.S. infrastructure a grade of "D plus" in 2017, estimating a $2 trillion investment gap.

Upcoming Events
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CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
June 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM Eastern
In this webinar, experts on USDA financing programs will be on hand to discuss the myriad rural development finance programs offered by the USDA, as well as how rural communities can effectively access and deploy USDA grants and loans. The focus of the webinar will be on the Community Facilities (CF) Program, the Rural Energy for America Partnership (REAP), and Rural Business Development Programs.

Energy Finance News

Boulder Business Turns Energy Efficient With C-PACE
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association | May. 10 | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)\Programs

Norway, IA Receives 500K from SRF
Vinton Newspapers | May. 10 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

Energy Investments Positively Impact OH Communities
JobsOhio | May. 7 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

How the BEAT Could Affect Renewable Energy Investing
Novogradac & Company | May. 3 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Tax Credits

PACE PPA Is a Game Changer for Connecticut and Beyond
PACENation | Apr. 24 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Energy Department Announces $12M in Small Business R&D for EERE
U.S. Department of Energy | Apr. 20 | Energy Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

U.S. DOE Announces $105M in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies
U.S. Dept. of Energy | Apr. 18 | Energy Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) | Green Finance

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