Search California Without Collateral? New Buildings Get Mandates, Raise Finance Questions August 30, 2021 Source: The New York Times A mandate from the Golden State to hook up new buildings to renewable power opens a path for ideas about financing energy upgrades in the vastly higher stock of buildings already in use. External News Tensions Flare as California’s Solar Industry Waits for Key Ruling on Community Solar Market February 27, 2020 Source: Greentech Media Debate continues to simmer in California as to what role community solar projects will play as part of the state's new building codes that require solar installations on all new homes, which went into effect at the start of this year. External News Virginia Looks to New York Green Bank for Possible Clean Energy Financing August 22, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Governor Ralph Northam’s administration is exploring a possible alliance with the New York Green banks are generally defined as public or quasi-public financial institutions that use public funds to attract private investment to clean energy projects. Green bank activities can include offering financing guarantees, creating new financial products, and helping alleviate market barriers and inefficiencies. Green banks in Connecticut and New York have hired staff with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Each of these banks has the authority and capability to work closely with private sector entities to design effective clean energy financing solutions. to finance projects. How California Became Far More Energy-Efficient Than the Rest of the Country June 12, 2019 Source: Vox California is decreasing its energy intensity (energy consumed per unit of GDP) and its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP).