EPA Awards Nearly $19M to Support Local Clean Water Projects in VT
The EPA announced the State of Vermont was awarded a total of $18,966,000 in Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) grants to finance community-based water infrastructure projects, such as upgrades to municipal sewage plants and public drinking water systems.
CA University Sells $90M in 'Green Bonds' to Finance New Dorm Buildings
In a statewide first, Loyola Marymount University has sold approximately $90 million worth of "green bonds" via the California Educational Facilities Authority to construct new, sustainable student housing on the university's Westchester campus.
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Approves Bonds for OH Solar Project
Construction costs for a solar field at Toledo's former Jeep factory site are to be financed by a $3.2 million bond issue by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. The 4-megawatt array will be located on about 18 acres in the Ottawa River flood plain that once was the factory's parking lot is to be built using solar panels and inverters donated to the Toledo Community Foundation by First Solar and Solectria, respectively.
As Hurricane Michael Damages the Southeast, PR Provides Lessons on Resilient Power
As each natural disaster brings devastation, the aftermath provides opportunities to build on innovations undertaken and lessons learned elsewhere. Notwithstanding the terrible impacts that Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico, the island's recovery provides a useful roadmap for leaders in the Southeast today.
Congress Approves Massive Water-Projects Bill
Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide.
Two FL Solar Projects Get Clean Water Loan Funding
The EPA has announced the extension of loan agreements for two local government projects involving solar power options: a $4.6M loan for the Marianna Solar Panel Installation and $25K for the Grand Ridge Solar Power Array Planning.
Why Localities Must Fend for Themselves on Climate Resilience
Throughout the year, amid hurricanes, wildfires and even a deep freeze and remelting that had dumpsters floating down Boston streets last winter, a recurring theme is that municipalities and states are increasingly on their own. "This is a do-it-yourself movement," de Blasio said, citing the more than 300 American cities that reaffirmed their commitments to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Indiana Finance Authority Sells Green Bonds
The Indiana Finance Authority said increased transparency on its sale of $292M of new money, state revolving fund bonds with green designation drew new investors to the table, driving up demand.