Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods

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.

CEG Resilient Power Case Study: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Microgrid Project

Case Study of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program.

Anatomy of the Deal – NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bonds

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

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.

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities

By adopting appropriate incentives, definitions and safeguards, states could use their existing RPSs to support increased energy resiliency at critical facilities, while simultaneously promoting the increased deployment of clean energy resources.

CE+BFI Recommended Financing Model – Morris Model Financing Structure

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.

Collaborative Procurement of Offshore Wind Energy- A Buyers Network: Assessment of Merits and Approaches

A report examining offshore wind energy procurement through a “buyers network.”

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative: An Action Plan to Access Capital Markets

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.

Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development

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

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