This article provides an overview of green bonds as a new investment option. These bonds are generally offered by governments agencies or banks, and support a wide range of sustainable development, renewable energy, and restoration projects. See article.
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Green bonds offerings, from governments and corporate players, have become a rapidly growing way to raise capital to finance initiatives to fight climate change and foster sustainable development and restoration. Learn more.
This article provides an overview of what green bonds are, and the role they could play in financing a response to climate change through conversion to low-carbon technologies. Read the article.
Solar City provides leases for solar equipment. The homeowner provides the roof, and they install and maintain the equipment. Visit website.
This database from the US Department of Energy features state-by-state information on tax rebates and other renewable energy and efficiency incentives for both individuals and corporations. Visit website.
When you invest in solar bonds, your earnings come from the payments received on longterm solar contracts. Structured like typical corporate bonds, an investor receives regular interest payments, with the original investment repaid at maturity. Available to all investors, $1000 minimum. Learn more.
SunFunder is a San Francisco- and Tanzania-based business that connects investors to high-impact solar projects that improve the lives of low-income communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides structures for both accredited investors, through a fund, and non-accredited investors, through a crowd-funding model (no interest on crowdfunded investments). Visit their website.
Oakland-based Mosaic uses crowdfunding campaigns and larger investments by accredited investors to fund clean energy projects. A new platform on Mosaic’s site focuses on growing renewable energy by giving people an opportunity to finance solar arrays on other people’s homes. Visit website.
(For now, crowdfunding options are only available in California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and New York; investors in other states must be accredited.)
This site features a wide range of free how-to resources on home energy systems and efficiency retrofits, including hundreds of plans for DIY projects from changing a light bulb to creating renewable energy systems. Visit website.
Energy investment is way lower than all experts recommend to keep warming at 2 degrees. Read the research.