Inaugural Annual U.S. Green Bank Summit

Thank you to all who joined us for our Inaugural Annual U.S. Green Bank Summit on July 10th, 2019. Below you can find the agenda of the event, as well as a group photo of all Consortium members together under one roof!

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Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Check-In & Registration

9:00 – 9:10 AM: Welcome Remarks: Reed Hundt, CEO, Coalition for Green Capital

9:10-9:30 AM: Morning Keynote: US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Launch of the Federal Green Bank Campaign

  • Jeff Schub, Executive Director of the Coalition for Green Capital

  • Dan Adler, Vice President, Policy at the Energy Foundation

  • Ilmi Granoff, Director of Sustainable Finance at ClimateWorks

Join us for the launch of the Federal Green Bank Campaign, a comprehensive effort to mobilize stakeholders from across the country in support of the passage of federal Green Bank legislation. Green Banks in the US have caused $3.67b in total investment in their local clean energy economies since 2011, and this impact could be turbocharged with the creation of a Federal Green Bank.

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Panel: Addressing Urgent Climate Investment Needs Through Green Banks

Presidential leadership will be important to the establishment of a federal Green Bank. This panel will discuss the various Green Bank proposals from 2020 presidential candidates, and speak about the impact that these proposals could have on the US clean energy economy. 

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 AM: Panel: Taking Green Banks to Scale

  • Mary Templeton, President and CEO of Michigan Saves

  • Curtis Probst, Co-CEO of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC)

  • Gwen Yamamoto Lau, Executive Director of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority

  • Jill Bunting, Director of Market Development for the Coalition for Green Capital (Moderator)

Green Banks in the US are finding new and innovative ways of scaling up their impact to deliver on their mission of maximizing GHG reductions and saving consumers money on their energy bills. These efforts include ambitious targets for new investment, expansion of the service territory of Green Banks, and movement into new market segments to maximize Green Bank impact.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Panel: Blended Finance & New Catalytic Investments

  • Alfred Griffin, President of the New York Green Bank

  • Lynn Heller, CEO of the Climate Access Fund

  • Ken Locklin, Director, Impax Asset Management

  • Joan Larrea, CEO of Convergence (Moderator)

Recently, innovative new structures for co-investment between the public, private, and philanthropic sectors have emerged across the US. Many of the newest Green Banks have diverged from the traditional model of relying primarily on public funds, and instead have moved towards a more diverse set of funding sources. PRI investments, private capital, and other creative funding sources are shaping up to be a key driver behind this new approach for Green Banks.

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch (Served On-Site)

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Afternoon Keynote Address: US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Panel: Green Banks and Social Justice

  • Bryan Garcia, President and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank

  • Duanne Andrade, Chief Financial Officer of the Florida Solar & Energy Loan Fund

  • Tom Deyo, CEO of the Montgomery County Green Bank

  • Bettina Bergoo, Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Market Innovation

  • Kerry O’Neill, CEO of Inclusive Prosperity Capital (Moderator)

Green Banks across the US have a substantial and growing focus on low to moderate income customers. This conversation will look at past and current programs that broaden the reach of clean energy and energy efficiency deployment into under-served markets, as well as a look to the future of Green Bank initiatives to expand on these achievements.

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Key Findings from 2018 Green Bank Annual Industry Report

  • Alex Kragie, Director of the American Green Bank Consortium

4:00 – 4:30 PM: Wrap-Up & Call To Action

  • Jeff Schub, Executive Director of the Coalition for Green Capital