Search That "Roadmap" Massachusetts Legislation Leaves Routes to Justice As Yet Unexplored January 08, 2021 Source: Sierra Magazine Residents in Springfield, Massachusetts question the "green" light for a biomass facility in an area where many live with asthma. External News Northeast Green Banks Inspire National Proposal for Clean Energy Financing October 31, 2019 Source: Renewable Energy World The National Climate Bank Act introduced this year is based in part on successful projects in Connecticut and New York. External News Connecticut Program Pairs Energy Efficiency with All Solar Installations June 12, 2019 Source: Energy News Network Through a partnership with the Connecticut 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. , the Louisiana-based company PosiGen is able to include energy efficiency improvements with all of its solar installations. External News Nevada Follows Hawaii, Moves toward Performance-Based Ratemaking May 30, 2019 Source: Utility Dive Nevada lawmakers on May 23 passed legislation to modernize how electric utility rates are set, directing the Public Utilities Commission to develop regulations enabling a performance-based regime. External News South Carolina Solar Energy Legislation That Could Lower Power Bills Wins Senate Approval May 29, 2019 Source: Greenville News With just a day left in the legislative session, the state Senate approved a solar energy bill that boosters said will keep South Carolina’s rooftop solar industry in business and help homeowners use panels to save money on power bills.