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Leaving No One Behind: Innovative solutions for a just energy transition

Thursday, 10 March

7:30 am - 8:40 am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:40 pm

Energy transition will have significant impacts on how underserved, low- and moderate-income communities get their energy. New, innovative market-driven solutions and policies are emerging that promise access to clean and reliable energy for vulnerable communities—along with economic benefits, jobs, and GHG reduction. Some $15 billion in Federal support is targeting financing clean energy projects for low- and moderate-income communities. Energy developers and financiers, including green banks, are forming new partnerships with mission-driven community-based organizations to address these challenges and opportunities. What are financial impediments for clean energy finance for low- and moderate-income communities? How can private capital be mobilized to reduce the cost of capital and enable underserved communities to benefit from the energy transition? How can government investment enhance the investment of private capital? What new partnerships are emerging among developers, policymakers, financial institutions, and community-based organizations? Can these innovative underwriting models for community-based clean energy development standardize and accelerate to scale? 

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