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The Obama White House

Innovative Financing for Clean Energy Technologies

Summary: First global Green Bank Network was announced today along with a report examining innovative financing mechanisms adopted by states to spur investments in clean energy.

Author: MELANIE A. KENDERDINEPost date: December 16, 2021
The Climate Reality Project

Why We Need A National Climate Bank

Over a dozen states have reaped emissions-cutting, job-creating benefits of green banks, and lawmakers are now seeing the massive potential for one at the national scale. As Congress starts working on the massive budget bill that represents major climate legislation in the US, green banks and specifically a national climate bank will to be part of the package.

Author: The Climate Reality Project StaffPost date: August 27, 2021
The Invading Sea: Can South Florida Be Saved?

Steve Sowders: The Solar and Energy Loan Fund enables low-income property owners to get loans for roofing work

BY Kevin Mims, — 07/12/2020 The Invading Sea released a series titled “The Business of Climate Change,” which highlights the climate views of businessmen and women ...

Author: Kevin MimsPost date: July 12, 2021
Sun Sentinel

There’s help for energy-efficiency improvements for low-income homeowners

The Sun Sentinel published “The Business of Climate Change,” featuring Doug Coward

Author: Kevin MimsPost date: July 12, 2021
HBO: Last Week Tonight

HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: “PACE: Last Week Tonight”

The Solar Energy Loan Fund was mentioned by John Oliver in his June 21 segment on Last Week Tonight about home renovation loans. Oliver explained the PACE lending program as a “cautionary tale, about how good intentions, when not paired with careful, smart design, can end in disaster.” In the segment, John Oliver berated the current PACE lending system as “fundamentally flawed” and offered positive alternatives such as SELF.

Author: John OliverPost date: June 21, 2021

Climate Bank on First Coast Connect

WJCT reports on how the Solar Energy Loan Fund and their CFO's, Duanne Andrade, contributed to the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee and their efforts to create a national “climate bank” to rise to the challenge of our time: climate change.

Author: Patrick CantinPost date: June 8, 2021

Press Releases

January 10, 2022

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) Adds Duanne Andrade as New Board Member

ATLANTA, January 10, 2022 – The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) announced the addition of four new Board of Directors Members. Among them is SELF’s ...

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December 14, 2021

Citi Foundation Selects SELF as Community Progress Maker Grant Awardee

SELF awarded $500k in funding to advance  racial equity and connect BIPOC communities to greater social and economic opportunity through healthy, safe, and resilient homes ...

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November 22, 2021

SELF deploys $1.2M investment from Finance Justice Fund

Investment propels innovative solution to high energy burdens of low-income renters. ATLANTA, November 22, 2021 – The Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF) will use ...

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November 22, 2021

SELF launches new loan for energy efficiency upgrades on low-income rental properties

SELF is working with Atlanta Housing to tackle high energy burdens for low-income renters

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November 19, 2021

SELF Expands to GA and Welcomes New Program Manager

SELF is expanding rapidly throughout the Southeastern United States

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November 17, 2021

Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Welcomes New Marketing Director

SELF is expanding rapidly throughout Florida and Georgia

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