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BBC StoryWorks – District of Columbia

October 21, 2022

“Grandma Dynamite” has been contributing to her Washington community for decades. A community project is giving back to her and her neighbors, ensuring their homes are comfortable and energy efficient. Learn more about this community and the Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator program that is helping affordable housing buildings reach the…

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D.C. Green Bank CEO Exits as the Organization Prepares to Scale Up

October 17, 2022

By Tristan Navera, Washington Business Journal   D.C. Green Bank’s inaugural chief is exiting as the financial organization prepares to emerge from its “startup” phase and take advantage of federal resources now available to support sustainable construction. Eli Hopson, founding CEO of the 2.5-year-old program, is leaving to become chief…

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DC Green Bank Announces Leadership Change

October 12, 2022

(Washington, D.C.) DC Green Bank announced today the departure of the bank’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Eli Hopson, and an orderly transition to interim-CEO Jean Nelson-Houpert, the bank’s current Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hopson leaves DC Green Bank after 2.5 years of committed service, growing the institution’s investment portfolio from…

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Green Banks: Part of Climate Solution & More Resilient Communities

September 22, 2022

NEW YORK — NRDC Release – The new Inflation Reduction Act is poised to make major investments across the country and in disadvantaged communities to more equitably spur development of green technologies that reduce or avoid climate pollution, according to participants at a Climate Week green bank event today in…

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Green Banking Groups Want New Federal Money to Create National Bank

September 6, 2022

By Alison Bennett, S&P Global Some industry leaders are advocating for billions of dollars in new federal funding for green banks to go toward a national nonprofit institution that could jump-start the clean energy market and help state and local banks. A green bank is a public, quasi-public or nonprofit…

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DC Green Bank and Rainplan Partner on Stormwater Projects in District

September 6, 2022

By Keith Loria, Commercial Observer A joint venture between DC Green Bank and Rainplan has closed on an initial $2 million of financing to increase access and affordability for projects across Washington, D.C., designed to manage heavy rainfall, prevent flooding and filter storm runoff. The loan will deliver financial support…

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Climate Law Ushers in New National Green Bank

August 26, 2022

NRDC – Carolina Herrera, Sarah Dougherty, and Douglass Sims The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a long-overdue step toward establishing a national green bank that will unleash tens of billions of public and private dollars for investment in clean energy and climate-resilient infrastructure in underserved communities. In…

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How a New National Green Bank Could Steer $27B to Clean Energy Projects

August 24, 2022

The fight against climate change will need big investments in infrastructure like solar and wind farms, transmission grids and low-carbon industry. But it also needs many more small-scale investments for hundreds of millions of homes and businesses — and that kind of work is best done locally. So say green-bank…

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D.C.′s Solar for All Program Just Installed Its First Solar Shingles

June 30, 2022

By Aysha Khan, Next City Washington, D.C. just finished installing its first solar shingle project through the district’s Solar for All program for low-income residents. The new installation at Rock Creek Ford is one of nearly 200 community solar installations underway as part of Solar for All, a Department of…

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