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CDFA Energy and Water Finance Newsletter
October 16, 2018
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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.

Upcoming Events
CDFA National Development Finance Summit

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
October 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM Eastern
In this webinar, CDFA will convene experts on the EDA, as well as current and past recipients of EDA programming, to discuss the agency's offering of programs and initiatives. Notable programs that CDFA will highlight includes the Revolving Loan Fund Program, the Public Works Program, and the Planning Program.

Energy Finance News

Lindsay, CA Looks to Improve Energy and Water Infrastructure
The Sun Gazette | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

Green for Green – Big Investments to Enhance Sustainability
Building Indiana | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Water Finance

Stanford's New Sustainable Finance Initiative to Help Unleash Capital Needed for Decarbonization
Stanford University News | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

No Taxation Without Solar Powered Representation
PV Magazine | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

The Solar Industry Approaches a 'New Frontier' in the CA Desert
Desert Sun | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Open Energy's Finance Exchange Has Already Funded $65M in Solar Projects
Solar Builder Magazine | Oct. 16 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance

WI Solar Energy Will Increase by 33% under New Public-Private Partnership
Wisconsin Public Radio | Oct. 11 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

OR State Energy Tax Credit Program Makes Key Changes After Audit
Portland Tribune | Oct. 10 | Energy Finance | Tax Credits

WI Public Service Commission Awards $5M in Energy Innovation Grants
Daily Energy Insider | Oct. 2 | Energy Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

Bloom Energy Gets $100M in Financing for Fuel Cell Deployments
Delaware Business Now! | Sep. 28 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Long Beach, CA P3 Launches Solar All Electric New-Home Neighborhood
Business Wire | Sep. 27 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Bringing a Kansas City, MO Building Back to Life
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP | Sep. 25 | Brownfield Financing | Energy Finance | Historic Preservation | Tax Credits

Middletown, RI Town Council Approves Energy Partnership
Newport This Week | Sep. 20 | Energy Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

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


Highlights from the Online Resource Database

Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act
Bond Finance | CDFA Original Research | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Legislative
The Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act is a CDFA legislative proposal that would fund credit enhancement tools and provide credit support for clean energy bond finance structures.


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