A few more US Green Munis from 2014 : Utah, Jefferson County, Mass State College, Connecticut. Everything from bioenergy and heat recycling from a gas (!) turbine to, no kidding, a car park. Stretching boundaries of “green”?

Green municipal bonds are set to take off in 2015 after a flurry of issuances in the latter half of 2014. With interest rates at an all time low, this is the time to finance the vast backlog of infrastructure upgrades and developments needed – and to green that infrastructure.

Hold the date 18 Sept: California State Controller & Treasurer invite you to San Francisco Green/Climate Bond briefings - for investors/financiers & for NGOs/advocates

California State Controller John Chiang & State Treasurer Bill Lockyer invite you to a San Francisco Climate Bonds seminar with Sean Kidney, on Thursday 18 September 2014. 

There are two separate meetings.

Boston Climate Bonds seminar Mon 23 Sept @SSgA / Sean Kidney Toronto Economic Club speech 24 Sept changed to breakfast (bumped by Canada's Minister for Finance!) / Climate Bonds Webinar Wed this week

Please join us in Boston on Monday September 23 for an intimate meeting about Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2013, 4-6pm. Please circulate this invite!

Speakers: Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative; Sean Flannery, Meister Consulting and former CIO SSgA Americas; Cheryl Smith, Trillium Investments.

First good news of the year: NY Governor announces Green Bank

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new Green bank in his annual 'State of the State' address yesterday. He said the bank would focus on leveraging private sector capital for clean energy.

This is an excellent development. As we've argued since our inception, special purpose State financial institutions will play important enabling roles in leveraging private investment for public policy purposes.