CE+BFI Releases Financing Model Document on Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
May 20, 2014 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

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 Finance through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
April 16, 2014 by Devashree Saha, Lew Milford, Mark Muro, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

Clean Energy Group, the Brookings Institution and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have just released a new paper on a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment: state and local bond finance.

Anatomy of the Deal – NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bonds
September 6, 2013 by Lew Milford, Toby Rittner

NYSERDA recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York program. This bond issuance marks a monumental accomplishment for the clean energy and bond finance industries.

Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy: How States and Cities are Using Old Finance Tools to Scale Up a New Industry
August 8, 2013 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

This paper identifies several financing strategies at the state and municipal level that can be adapted and implemented to accelerate the clean energy finance revolution in other states and cities, and at the federal level.

CE+BFI State Clean Energy Finance Initiative Proposal
February 6, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

A state-driven federal clean energy finance initiative would effectively leverage private financing for clean energy development, according to a proposal published by the Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI) for Congress to consider.

CE+BFI Recommended Financing Model – Morris Model Financing Structure
January 30, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

The ‘Morris Model,’ named for a financing structure originated in Morris County, New Jersey, leverages bond financing to achieve relatively low cost capital for renewable energy.

Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs)
January 9, 2013 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Industrial Development Bond (IDB) model leverages bond financing to achieve relatively low cost capital for renewable energy.

CE+BFI: Briefing Paper on Proposed Bond Models Under Study
September 28, 2012 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Preliminary document exploring the most promising bond instruments that can be used for clean energy.

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative: An Action Plan to Access Capital Markets
August 1, 2012 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders, Toby Rittner

The objective of the Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI) is to define and implement a new role for development finance in clean energy federalism, a potential game changer for scaling up clean energy capital in the country.

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Overview
July 26, 2012 by Clean Energy Group, Council of Development Finance Agencies

A brief overview of the Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI), a joint initiative of Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA).