|UK Green Investment Bank invests for the first time in offshore wind projects during the construction phase
April 4, 2014 by Robert Sanders
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) today announced it will make two unprecedented equity investments in the UK offshore wind sector.
|Natural Gas Loses to Solar on Costs, A First
January 7, 2014 by Lewis Milford
For those who already think natural gas will win out over renewable power, a judge has said, not so fast.
|Getting Gas Right – A Regional Climate Strategy
December 10, 2013 by Lewis Milford
Throughout New England, exuberance for natural gas is on the rise, with numerous proposals for new pipelines and power plants in the region. Here’s why that short-term excitement is problematic over the long term, particularly for our climate.
|CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond Deal
September 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) program.
|Storage and Finance: Overcoming Two Barriers to Renewable Progress
August 16, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The future for wind and solar energy is bright. But in order to realize even a fraction of their enormous potential, both technologies must address two major constraints, one physical and one financial.
|Clean Energy Group President Praises New York Bond Financing
August 8, 2013 by Lewis Milford
The Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative has released a paper about the state and city level innovations in clean energy finance, especially the new creative uses of bonds to support clean energy.
|CESA Members Brief Congress on Importance of Federal Support for State Clean Energy Innovations
June 6, 2013 by Marissa Newhall
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level.
|Charting a Course for Clean Energy
April 2, 2013 by Lewis Milford
When we’re talking about climate stabilization over the long term, we’re talking about a balancing act: how to scale up zero and low-carbon emission energy sources and how to scale down the use of high-carbon emission sources used today.
|State Clean Energy Finance Initiative – A New Federalist Approach to Boost Clean Energy Investment
February 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford
We at Clean Energy Group are proposing a new clean energy finance recommendation today, to provide states with additional capital so that they can leverage more private investment in clean energy projects and companies.
|Bond Financing for Offshore Wind: A Smart Strategy for State Governments
September 25, 2012 by Anna Brockway
Offshore wind projects have the potential to provide enormous economic and energy benefits, but their initial high capital costs are frequently cited by opponents as a reason to not pursue them.