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).

Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development
January 12, 2012 by Devashree Saha, Lew Milford, Mark Muro, Mark Sinclair

State clean energy funds have emerged as effective tools that states can use to accelerate the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Strategies to Finance Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development and Infrastructure Approach
December 5, 2011 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford, Ross Tyler

This document provides the context and describes some of the challenges that currently face the financing of large‐scale renewable energy deployments.

Moving Climate Innovation into the 21st Century: Emerging Lessons from other Sectors and Options for a New Climate Innovation Initiative
May 11, 2011 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford, Lindsay Maderia, Val Stori

Based on lessons learned from nine case studies of existing international public- and private-sector technology and market development collaborations, the paper presents core principles and three options for a climate innovation initiative.

Innovation to Infrastructure: Clean Energy without Cap and Trade
November 15, 2010 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford

This report recommends several novel energy strategies to advance emerging clean energy technologies that do not require major new federal legislation or more federal funding.

Accelerating Climate Technologies: Innovative Market Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Scale-Up
July 30, 2010 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford, Lindsay Maderia

This report shows that successful climate technology innovation may come from where we least expect it – not from the private sector alone or from developed countries – but from emerging markets in developing economies.

Crossing the Valley of Death: Solutions to the Next Generation Clean Energy Project Financing Gap
June 21, 2010 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Clean Energy Group

This report evaluates current gaps in financing for emerging clean energy technologies, and potential ways to bridge those gaps.

Federal Climate and Energy Legislation and the States: Legislative Principles and Recommendations for a New Clean Energy Federalism
April 30, 2010 by Charles Kubert, Ken Locklin, Lew Milford, Mark Sinclair

In this new report, Clean Energy Group recommends that Congress establish a new “Clean Energy Federalism” to expand the historic role of states to fund and deploy clean energy projects, create jobs, and grow the clean energy sector.

Climate Crash Course for Copenhagen: The Six Simple Reasons Why We Need Global Technology Collaboration
December 21, 2009 by Jessica Morey, Lew Milford

This brief 8-page document addresses the “why” of international technology collaboration — the basic reasons why global technology policies – for product development — beyond cap and trade are needed for stabilization.