Media Coverage FY17

Below are the highlights of the media coverage from June 2016 – July 2017.  


President’s Spotlight

Green Bank invests $2M in Southington digester project (6/2/16)

A Southington company has received a $2 million loan from the Connecticut Green Bank to build a $12 million food-waste-to-energy-plant…

New Solar Energy Program Available for All Hartford Homeowners (6/9/16)

Mayor Luke Bronin announced a new and innovative program, Solar for All that offers solar power and energy efficiency measures to all Hartford homeowners, which is financed through a public-private partnership between PosiGen Solar Solutions and the Connecticut Green Bank.

Connecticut’s Green Bank new grant program aids businesses’ energy efficiency efforts (7/11/16)

The new program works in tandem with the Green Bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, program.

Connecticut Green Bank finances largest solar project to date (7/11/16)

Connecticut’s first in the nation Green Bank has just completed financing on its largest solar project to date. Lesro Industries is a family-owned Connecticut business that manufactures institutional furniture for places like nursing homes all across North America.

PosiGen to Develop Strategies for Improving Solar Access for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities (10/31/16)

PosiGen is proud to announce that its solar partner, Connecticut Green Bank, will receive funding through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot program to expand its efforts to make solar power more accessible.

Does Connecticut’s Green Bank Hold the Secret to the Future of Clean Energy? (12/12/16)

Bryan Garcia, president of the Connecticut Green Bank, said he knew five years ago when it was created that it would be an important model for funding clean energy projects.

Green Bankers named to national efficiency group (3/30/17)

Two Connecticut Green Bank executives have been named to volunteer positions with a national group that promotes Property Assessed Clean Energy financing — a Green Bank specialty.

Affordable housing developer joins Green Bank board (3/30/17)

Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz has appointed an affordable housing and finance expert to the board of directors of the quasi-public Connecticut Green Bank.  Betsy Crum fills a board seat vacated by Patricia Wrice…

Malloy names Gina McCarthy to Green Bank board  (4/11/17)

“I look forward to reuniting with my colleagues in Connecticut and representing Gov. Malloy on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Green Bank,” …

Connecticut Green Bank promotes cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy    (4/26/17)

In the last five years, the Connecticut Green Bank has worked to save about 200,000 metric tons per year from being emitted, or a total of about 2.6 million metric tons for five years, Garcia said.

Connecticut Green Bank named finalist in national awards   (5/23/17)

The Connecticut Green Bank has been named one of seven finalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition.

Officials celebrate energy-producing screw in Meriden’s Hanover Pond dam  (5/25/17)

The $2.5 million project funded by New England Hydropower Company and Connecticut Green Bank, included importing a 20-ton, 35-foot long steel …

Esty, Murphy introduce ‘Green Bank Act’ in hopes to create more jobs in America   (6/22/17)

According to Esty and Murphy, since 2011, the Connecticut Green Bank has introduced 13,000 more jobs into the community, financed over 18,000 projects, and helped businesses lower energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Residential Sector Coverage

Solar energy promotion program offered for New London homeowners  (9/20/16)

Connecticut Green Bank formed a partnership with PosiGen to help it achieve its goal of having 300 megawatts of the state’s residential electricity come from solar energy, said Kerry O’Neill, managing director of residential programs for the bank.

Connecticut Gets Federal Grant To Improve Solar Access For Low- And Moderate-Income Homeowners  (10/24/16)

The U.S. Department of Energy grant is going to Connecticut’s Green Bank, the state’s clean-energy financing arm that was created to help residents and businesses switch to solar and other renewable energy sources.

GRID Alternatives, Connecticut Green Bank Kick Off Low-Income Solar Program (4/28/17)

GRID Alternatives has marked its expansion into the Connecticut market through a collaboration with the Connecticut Green Bank to install no-cost solar on multifamily affordable housing units….

CT Green Bank Strengthens Commitment to Low-Income Residents   (5/4/17)

The nation’s first Green Bank, now in its sixth year, is strengthening its commitment to Connecticut’s low-to-moderate income residents by welcoming a 

“RACE for Solar” Program to offer Ridgefield homeowners discounted solar prices (6/14/17)

Homeowners who install solar can also take advantage of federal tax credits and a low-interest loan program offered by the Connecticut Green Bank, Freeman said.

Solar Panels Will Power Manchester Public Housing Complex (6/23/17)

A solar panel array at the housing authority’s Westhill Gardens complex is to provide all the energy required for the 199 apartments and office.

How to Reduce Energy Costs in Multifamily Buildings    (6/29/17)

… buildings and is a partnership between the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), the Connecticut Green Bank (CGB) and WegoWise.

Commercial & Industrial Sector Coverage

Commercial PACE (C-PACE)

Southwest Connecticut Manufacturing Consortium provides networking opportunities (6/16/16)

Mounds and Frankel also noted that recently the Connecticut Green Bank launched a way for manufacturers to lower their energy costs…

CT Green Bank Finances Largest Solar Project to Date  (7/12/16)

The largest solar project financed to date by the Connecticut Green Bank’s CT Solar Lease Commercial program is now operational at Lesro Industries in Bloomfield…..

Connecticut Green Bank Finances States Largest Commercial Rooftop With PACE Program   (7/13/16)

Earlier this week (July 11) the Connecticut Green Bank used the state’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program and the CT Solar Lease Commercial program….

Officials tout latest solar project in Meriden   (7/27/16)

Bryan Garcia, president and chief executive officer of Connecticut’s Green Bank, toured the Enterprise Center, including a visit to the roof, where there is a 215-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system….

Former Meriden factory building goes green   (7/28/16)

Through the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy program, Ancona was able to obtain financing to move forward with a two-phase project to install more than $3 million worth of energy-efficient…

Danbury company secures first Energy on the Line grant   (8/10/16)

“Connecticut manufacturers feel the burden of energy costs more than anyone, and we’re excited to see C-PACE put manufacturers back in control of their businesses through the Energy on the Line program,” Bryan Garcia, president and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank.

Energy on the Line program extended   (9/14/16)

Due to strong demand, the Connecticut Green Bank has announced a deadline extension for applications for the Energy on the Line program, which offers Connecticut manufacturers financing and grants for green energy upgrades. 

Curtis Packaging completing $2.5 million project to improve energy efficiency   (10/4/16)

The venture is being financed over a period of 16 years and is expected to produce energy cost savings of $4.5 million over the life of the project.

Danbury business recognized for solar project  (3/2/16)

Two local companies were among several businesses and individuals recognized for environmental work by the Connecticut Green Bank Thursday afternoon

Thomaston business sets the pace with award  (3/9/17)

The Connecticut Green Bank announced the winners of the 2016 PACEsetter Awards during a ceremony today at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven. The award winners are the driving force behind the success of the Green Bank’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.

Connecticut Green Bank Recognizes Energy Contractors, Projects and Advocates with PACEsetter Awards   (3/9/17)

The Connecticut Green Bank announced the winners of its 2016 PACEsetter Awards during a ceremony in early March at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven.

Conn. Green Bank’s C-PACE Course for appraisers – May 11  (4/25/17)

What: The Connecticut Green Bank is offering appraisers a course on C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing and …

More city schools going solar  (4/25/17)

The board unanimously approved the motion, which recommends authorizing the Connecticut Green Bank, its affiliates, designees, and/or assignees …

Energy savings brings Easton garden new life   (4/30/17)

Energize Connecticut is an initiative of the state of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills.

CT Energy Services Available to Watertown Businesses   (5/14/17)

“There are many opportunities through Energize Connecticut and Connecticut Green Bank to make lasting energy improvements that will save …

Kingspan Electric chosen to install solar arrays for Wilton schools  (5/18/17)

Thompson-Van said that Connecticut Green Bank’s new partnership with private equity group Blackstone and its solar vendor subsidiary Onyx, …

Connecticut/Regional Coverage

Green bank loan closes financing gap for Southington food waste facility   (6/12/16)

The Connecticut Green Bank, a quasi-public agency, approved a loan to complete the $12 million funding needed for Quantum Biopower to begin work on an anaerobic digester.

Plaudits for Green Bank’s commercial solar leases   (6/16/16)

A nonprofit coalition of public clean-energy agencies has recognized the Connecticut Green Bank for its CT Solar Lease Commercial program…

Connecticut ranks fifth nationally for energy efficiency   (9/30/16)

The scorecard also highlighted the Connecticut Green Bank, a public-private organization that helps fund energy projects in the state. The state introduced the bank in 2011.

Five years and $1B later, Connecticut Green Bank remains strong   (12/18/16)

They are referring to the Connecticut Green Bank, which recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its launch. It also marked last week the milestone of arranging $1 billion in capital for clean energy projects in the state.

Yale announces the Renewable Thermal Alliance   (4/26/17)

Initiated by Yale University, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Connecticut Green Bank, the RTA is …


Malloy says CT will join other states to uphold Paris Climate Agreement   (6/2/17)

Gov. Daniel P. Malloy made the announcement on Friday that the state would join the United States Climate Alliance.

Forum: We need to reduce energy costs, not tax ratepayers   (6/12/17)

but it would also plunder almost half of the ratepayer funding for Connecticut Green Bank and its renewable energy programs.

Why raiding Connecticut’s Energy Efficiency Fund is a bad idea   (6/28/17)

…. The Energy Efficiency Fund generates immense economic value for Connecticut…

American Council On Renewable Energy Adds Board Members   (6/28/17)

He is on the board of the Connecticut Green Bank and is a member of the American Wind Energy Association’s policy committee. He has served on …

Property Rounds: Local solar market growth slows despite new offerings   (6/28/17)

Property Rounds: Local solar market growth slows despite new offerings …. a possible raid on available funding coupled with a potential spike in solar panel … Connecticut, which SEIA ranked 21st nationally for solar installations in …

National Clean Energy Coverage

Public-Private Partnership Launches ‘Solar For All’ Program In Hartford   (6/8/16)

Financed through the Connecticut Green Bank, the Solar For All program offers the installation of solar power and energy efficiency measures provided by PosiGen Solar Solutions…

Clean Energy States Alliance Recognizes Six ‘Innovative’ Programs  (6/16/16)

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has announced the recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean…

Filling the gap: Why demand for green banks is growing    (5/15/17)

Connecticut established the first green bank in the United States in 2011.


The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Green Bank (MCGB) has announced Tom Deyo as its first Chief Executive Officer, according to a …

Bill Would Create DC Green Bank   (6/26/17)

 If DC Council passes the bill, the District would join states such as Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island in having a Green Bank.

Cities looking to ‘green banks’ to help fund sustainable infrastructure   (6/27/17)

In the U. S., the early success story is the Connecticut Green Bank, which came on the heels of the U. K. GIB. In Connecticut there was, as part of a big …