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Finance  -  June 17, 2024

Forbright Bank Provides Sustainability Loans

Forbright Bank, a nationwide bank and lender helping accelerate the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy, announced 30% of its portfolio finances sustainable companies and projects like solar loans, green building upgrades and accessible healthcare as of year-end 2023.

Finance  -  May 31, 2024

Phoenix Tower International Converts to Sustainability-Linked Loan

Phoenix Tower International, a global wireless communications infrastructure provider, announced the conversion of €1.2 billion credit facilities into a sustainability-linked loan.

GHG Emissions  -  May 29, 2024 - By Department of Energy

Principles for Responsible Participation in Voluntary Carbon Markets

The U.S. Department of Energy issued the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) Joint Policy Statement to provide guidance on how to advance high-integrity VCMs and fully achieve the potential of these markets. This column summarizes voluntary principles that U.S. market participants, including corporate buyers, should embrace as they engage in VCMs.

GHG Emissions  -  May 24, 2024

Weekend Reads: China's Solar Ascendancy; Decarb Dynamics

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 17, 2024

Mizuho Financial Group to Provide JPY 2 Trillion for Hydrogen Production

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. seeks to provide JPY 2 trillion in financing for the production and supply of hydrogen and related technologies by 2030.

Finance  -  May 9, 2024

Treasury, IRS Updates Guidance on SAF

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service released guidance on the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act.

GHG Emissions  -  May 8, 2024

Reshaping Boulder’s Built Environment: A Case Study in Building a Brighter Future

The City of Boulder, CO is a recognized leader in climate action and transparency including a Climate Action Plan that aims for an 80% reduction in emissions from city buildings by 2030. In this case study from Ameresco, learn how Boulder created a Facilities Master Plan to improve building performance in terms of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and financial stewardship.

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 6, 2024

Final Renewable Forum Agenda includes Prologis, Mars, Kirkhill

Smart Energy Decisions announces the final agenda of educational sessions for the Renewable Energy Forum this June 12-14 in Aventura, Florida.

April 9, 2024

SouthState’s Green Bonds Increase to $136 Million

SouthState Bank, a financial services company headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida, continues to make investments in technology, which resulted in 48% of accounts receiving eStatements, saving 1.02 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

April 5, 2024

North America’s Three Largest Banks to Disclose Energy Supply Ratios

JPMorgan Chase, Citi, and the Royal Bank of Canada have agreed to publicly disclose their financing ratio of clean energy supply financing to fossil fuel extraction financing (Energy Supply Ratio) and their underlying methodology.
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