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Search Results: Green Bonds
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CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Financing for Climate Resilience
During this webinar, Eric Espino with PFM, Heather Green with the City and County of San Francisco, and Bob Gamble with PFM discussed how cities are addressing the challenges of climate change and the types of bond and financing structures being...
Growing the U.S. Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
The United States’ deteriorating infrastructure is woefully underprepared to address the challenge of adapting to climate change. The funding gap has presented an opportunity for global capital markets to create investment vehicles that provide...
Finance Guide for Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Design TeamsMembers only Login
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...
Energy Finance: The Green Bank Model in New EnglandMembers only Login
Brian McCarter. CEO of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, explores the Green Bank Model for clean energy investment as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both commercial and residential sectors.
Laura Franke, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)Members only Login
Laura Franke explains PACE in the state of California and discusses what's next for PACE in California as our industry experts consider regulations, local consumer protection, and expanding commercial and residential programming in the Golden State.
Arizona Bond Market OutlookMembers only Login
Nick Dodd, Managing Director from RBC Capital Markets discuss current trends in the Arizona bond market.
Moody's Assigns its First Green Bond Assessment to Dutch Mortgage DealMembers only Login
Moody's Investors Service has released a report from their first assigned Green Bond Assessment (GBA) of GB1 to GREEN STORM 2016 B.V., a Dutch green residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS).
Green Striping Bond FinanceMembers only Login
Diversity in the environmental asset class is suffering from high minimum issuance sizes and monitoring costs. Green striping could be the solution.
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
Assessing Green Bonds
In response to the expansive growth in U.S. Public Finance green bond issuance, Moody’s has recently launched its Green Bond Assessment (GBA) service. Henry Shilling will explain green bonds and how a GBA will provide green bond issuers an...
Energy Investment Partnerships: What Is It & How to Get Started
CDFA and the U.S. Department of Energy have partnered to produce the Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar Series and a set of four Fact Sheets. Each Fact Sheet will summarize the best practices covered in the corresponding webinar and provides...
Green Bond Sector In-DepthMembers only Login
Moody's report on green bonds covers the global market segment, issuance trends and outlook, drivers behind green bond issuance, challenges to growth, first update to Green Bond Principles, and how Moody's rate green bonds.
What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power PlanningMembers only Login
In this paper by the Clean Energy Group, program and policy information, finance tools, and best practices are explored concerning resilient power and disaster planning.
Public-Private Clean Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA introduces several energy financing programs from around the country giving an idea of the spectrum of tools available for economic development organizations involved in clean energy finance.
Assessing the Appropriate Finance Tool for Energy DevelopmentMembers only Login
Laura Franke with Public Finance Management gives an overview of the options available for energy development.
Getting to Green: Paying for Stormwater and Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. EPA released this report as a general guide local decision-makers, summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of the funding sources for green infrastructure and stormwater utilities in particular.
Florida's City of Venice Issues $15.4M Green Muni BondMembers only Login
The City of Venice, Florida, has issued a $15.4M green muni bond. It has 18 tranches with maturities ranging from 2016-2035 and coupons between 2-5%. The bond is rated AA, Aa2 and AA by S&P, Moody's and Fitch respectively.
Innovations in Financing Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Several speakers outline recent innovations in the use of bonds and power purchase agreements for clean energy initiatives.
Green Bonds for Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
The 2014 mid-year update “Green Bonds Growing Green Infrastructure” focuses on the bond markets’ addition of green, impact and ESG (environmental, social, governance) targeted bond issues.
The Opportunity for Energy Efficiency Financing Programs in the SEMembers only Login
In this report, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance examine the barriers and drivers of successful efficiency programs, deliberate upon what financing roles are most appropriate for SEEA involvement going forward, and make recommendations about...
Bonds and Climate Change Market - 2013Members only Login
This report from the Climate Bonds Initiative is an in depth analysis of the climate bonds market's size. It outlines some investments related to climate change, the key investments themes & regional markets, and identifies three key ways to...
Green Bonds: Fifty Shades of GreenMembers only Login
RBC Capital Markets provides a report on green bonds. Included in the report is an overview of green bonds, what the current market looks like globally, and the growth opportunity for green bonds in North America.
CE+BFI Webinar: 501(c)(3) Bonds for Clean Energy Projects
For this webinar on a new clean energy bond finance model, CE+BFI examines Qualified 501(c)(3) bonds as a mechanism for communities with 501(c)(3) organizations seeking to undertake significant clean energy projects
Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative created this recommended financing model factsheet for clean energy development. The Qualified 501(c)(3) model achieves low-cost capital for renewable energy installations at nonprofit facilities.
Clean Energy Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
This report from CDFA, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and Clean Energy Group demonstrates the tremendous potential for state and local bonding agencies to support clean energy investment through the bond market.
2013 in Statistics: Refunding Opportunity Dries UpMembers only Login
Bond Buyer released their annual review of the municipal bond market, highlighting major trends and activities across the industry. Highlights include: refunding decline, insurance, state revenue outlooks and more.
Energy Solutions Workshop - Financing Options for Illinois Businesses and Institutions
Illinois Finance Authority emphasizes the use of loans and bonds to provide the lowest cost of capital possible to public, private, and nonprofit borrowers for energy efficiency improvements.
Energy Efficiency Financing Options for Public InstitutionsMembers only Login
Citigroup provides an overview of policies, strategies and financing tools available to finance energy efficiency improvements for public institutions and buildings.
Working Paper: State Green Banks for Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Hallie Kennan with Energy Innovation explains the impetus behind the creation of green banks, a structural overview, purposes, and a detailed case study.
SEE Action - Credit Enhancement Overview GuideMembers only Login
The SEE Action Network released this primer provides an overview of key considerations for policymakers, program administrators, and partners on designing and implementing successful credit enhancement strategies to catalyze clean energy investment.
Solarize Connecticut - Phase 1 ReportMembers only Login
This report identifies the key components of Solarize Connecticut based on a highly successful pilot program and lessons learned. In each Solarize community residential solar installations more than doubled during a 20 week period.
Investing in the Clean Trillion: Closing the Clean Energy Investment GapMembers only Login
This Ceres report provides 10 recommendations for investors, companies and policymakers to increase annual global investment in clean energy to at least $1T by 2030 - roughly a four-fold jump from current investment levels.
Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore's Low-Income NeighborhoodsMembers only Login
Robert Sanders and Lewis Milford with the Clean Energy Group make a number of innovative recommendations for expanding the use of solar generation for community development, specifically in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland.
Funding a Bioenergy Project - Bioenergy FinanceMembers only Login
Les Krone and Gina Bernstein with Stern Brothers explore risk mitigation related to financing a bioenergy project using bonds. The authors highlight debt markets, bond financing, risk, risk mitigation, due diligence and more.
Green Bond Principles: Guidelines for Issuing Green BondsMembers only Login
Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase helped publish a guide to bond finance for clean energy and climate projects after a record year for the market in 2013. The document includes guidance for: use of proceeds, process for project evaluation, management of...
Renewable Energy Bond Financing ToolsMembers only Login
Emmett Kelly with Frost Brown Todd covers PACE bonds and energy special improvement districts from program details to challenges and implementation examples.
Using Bond Financing Mechanisms for Your Energy ProjectMembers only Login
Tina Neal with Perseverance Capital Advisors discusses key points in determining financing structures for energy projects, the roles and benefits of various ownership entities, and a variety of private bond financing options.
Renewable Energy - Start to FinishMembers only Login
Dan McRae with Seyfarth Shaw explores renewable energy projects from start to finish including: site location, development, financing, construction, and commercial operations. McRae also shares a variety of specific bond, incentive, and tax credit...
PACE Financing - Key Features and Case StudiesMembers only Login
Cliff Staton with Renewable Funding covers the evolution and exponential growth of PACE and special district financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Staton also shares several PACE case studies.
Assessing the Appropriate Development Financing Tool for Energy DevelopmentMembers only Login
Craig Hill with the Clean Fund provides public policy objectives, project facilitation, financing programs, grant programs and other relevant information available to communities looking to explore EE/RE initiatives.
Laying the Energy Financing LandscapeMembers only Login
Katie Kramer with CDFA provides a brief introduction and overview of the energy landscape as well as insight into some of the most innovative energy financing programs across the country.
Bond Financing for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy ProjectsMembers only Login
John Semeniak with McGuire Woods compares tax-exempt private activity bonds and qualified energy conservation bonds for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Renewable Energy Finance Solar Securitization: A Status ReportMembers only Login
NREL details the securitization of the cash flows associated with distributed solar systems which represents an emerging investment opportunity for institutional money managers.
The Bottom Line: Public-Private Finance Tools for Energy EfficiencyMembers only Login
The World Resources Institute explores five public-private financing mechanisms to help governments and business understand how they can leverage energy efficiency investments.
Introduction to Pollution Control Financing in CaliforniaMembers only Login
Pollution Control Financing is a technique for using tax-exempt bonds or notes issued by a state or local government entity to provide the funds for various capital costs for private businesses. This paper will give an introduction to overcoming...
Anatomy of the Deal: CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Bond Deal
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative crafted an 'Anatomy of the Deal' document to highlight the main aspects of the NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond project and provide a comprehensive list of resources.
Ohio Air Quality Development Authority Bond Programs & PACE FinancingMembers only Login
David Rogers with Frost Brown Todd discusses Ohio Air Quality Development Authority's (OAQDA) clean energy bond programs. Rogers explores qualifying projects, economic impacts, power purchase agreements, qualified energy conservation bonds, and PACE...
Clean Energy & Energy Finance: Overcoming Challenges & Delivering SuccessMembers only Login
Kate Tompkins with Squire Sanders addresses challenges in clean energy and energy finance. Furthermore, Tompkins touches on important financing considerations, and assessing various sources of capital to find the best match for your particular...
California Business Investment Guide
The State of California – Business Investment Guide serves as a reference document to highlight California’s strategic business advantages, new state-sponsored initiatives, incentives as well as existing technical and financial assistance programs.
Lender Support Handbook - A Toolkit for Obtaining Lender ConsentMembers only Login
PACENow's Lender Support Handbook provides general guidelines for PACE borrowers and program administrators who seek consent from an existing mortgage lender for a PACE project, particularly when consent is being sought from a new and uninitiated...
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