Green Banks: Deploying Clean Energy by Attracting More and Cheaper Capital

GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership

April 9, 2014, 12:00 a.m. EDT

A Panel Discussion on how the public sector can partner with private investors to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency adoption.

Opening remarks:  “The National Green Bank Movement”


Reed Hundt, (YC ’69, LAW ‘74), CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Yale SOM Advisory Board Member

Opening presentations:

Bryan Garcia, (FES 2000), President and CEO of the CT Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority (CEFIA)

Alfred Griffin, President of the New York Green Bank

The speakers:

Daniel C. Esty (YLS 1986), Hillhouse Professor, Yale University and former Commissioner of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Richard Kauffman (IR 1979, SOM 1983), Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York State, Chairman of the NYSERDA Board of Directors

Catherine Smith (SOM 1983), Commissioner of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development


Brad Gentry, Faculty Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment


Edward P. Evans Hall
Room 4410
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States