Green banks: How they unlock funding for climate solutions, with Bryan Garcia
The Connecticut Green Bank, the first green bank in the US, has unlocked over $2 billion in capital toward clean energy projects and other climate solutions since it was established by the state legislature in 2011.
So, what is the green bank model? How does it compare to other methods of clean energy finance? And what are their impact?
Climate Now speaks with Connecticut Green Bank President and CEO Bryan Garcia to find out.
Bryan Garcia is the President and CEO of Connecticut Green Bank, the nation’s first green bank.
Previously, Garcia was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and served as Connecticut’s Climate Change Coordinator where he supported the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.
Katherine Gorman is a podcast host for Climate Now. She has worked for terrestrial public radio stations across the US, and is also co-host of the podcast “The Talking Machines”. She is excited to democratize the climate conversation and to learn and share knowledge from experts in the field.