How green bonds could unleash the Kraken of energy transition

November 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I followed up on my previous story about securitization and other financial innovations in renewable energy with a look at the emerging “green bond” market, which is bringing billions of dollars of financing to bear on climate change solutions. I also talked to a creative New York-based financing company that is packaging off-balance-sheet bonds to help cities implement self-financing energy efficiency improvements.

Read it here: How green bonds could unleash the Kraken of energy transition

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Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency

November 11, 2013 at 11:08 am
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I reviewed the “capital gap” problem in financing clean energy and efficiency, and how a slew of new players and approaches aim to solve it. Move over, mortgage-backed securities, solar-backed securities are the next big thing.

Read it here: Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency

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