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.
In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts.
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.
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 Group, E+Co and The Reinvestment Fund undertook a survey to gauge foundation and fund interest in joint investment opportunities in clean energy. This report summarizes results of the survey, and proposes a collaboration of state funds, foundations, and social investors to explore joint clean energy investments as well as other related opportunities.