Green banks use funds to reduce the risk for private investment to support energy efficiency and clean energy. As local governments and corporations across the Southeast make progress on ambitious clean energy goals—including some with 100 percent renewable energy targets by as early as 2025—demand is growing for financing to make those goals attainable.
Green banks can be structured in different ways, depending on a state's goals, community priorities, clean energy partners, and potential funding sources.
Register to join Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions for a webinar, 10-11 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 17, as we explore successful green bank design examples that could be replicated to meet the needs of any state or city in the Southeast.
- Duanne Andrade, Solar and Energy Loan Fund
- Jill Bunting, Coalition for Green Capital
- Todd Parker, Michigan Saves
- Jennifer Weiss, Nicholas Institute
Enjoy some background reading on green banks, by downloading a new Nicholas Institute primer that outlines the design elements of a green bank and explores how a green bank might leverage public funds in the Southeast to create a robust market for clean energy investment.