Green Banks: Financing the Low-Carbon Future

Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Event: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Introduced by:

Reed Hundt

Chief Executive Officer

Coalition for Green Capital

A conversation with:

Jeff Diehl

Chief Executive Officer

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Bryan Garcia

President and Chief Executive Officer

Connecticut Green Bank

Alfred Griffin


New York Green Bank

Mary Templeton

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michigan Saves

Gwen Yamamoto Lau

Executive Director

Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority 

Moderated by:

David Livingston

Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

Green banks are a new tool for governments seeking to harness the benefits of the energy transition that can unlock investment for clean energy projects and initiatives. There are currently fourteen green banks in operation across nine different states and the District of Columbia, and a number of others exist internationally as well. Since 2011, US green banks alone have injected USD 3.67 billion in total investment into local economies, from Hawaii to Rhode Island. Numerous presidential candidates have recently proposed the development of a federal green bank, and legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to formally create one. Join us as we speak with green bank leaders from across the United States about what the green bank movement has accomplished thus far, and where it is headed in the future.

Join us on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, West Tower Elevators, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) for what is certain to be a rich and interesting conversation. This event is on-the-record and open to the media. A reception will precede the event beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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Atlantic Council

1030 15th Street NW,

West Tower Elevators, 12th Floor

Washington, DC 


This event is open to press and on the record.


VISITING THE COUNCIL: Metro and parking info