Protecting U.S. Security Interests Means Fortifying Our Grid

Since World War I, many of the national security issues confronting the industrialized world, and particularly its leader, the United States, have concerned energy. The restructuring of the Middle East, new security alliances arising from World War II, and the sprawling nature of America’s overseas military installations all reflect our dependence on foreign oil and the shipping lanes that deliver it to our shores. Over the past decade, however, radical changes in energy markets and technology have fundamentally altered the foundation of our strategic interests. Continue Reading

NEC Featured On Goldman Sachs Impact Investing Podcast

Hugh Lawson, head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Institutional Client Strategy and ESG and Impact investing efforts, is joined by Scott Brown, CEO of New Energy Capital, and Elizabeth McGeveran, Director of Impact Investing at the McKnight Foundation, to discuss how socially conscious investing has become mainstream and where it could be headed. Listen to the full podcast

Trump’s ‘no friend’ of Clean Energy. Here Are 3 Reasons to Invest Anyway

The Trump administration appears to be no friend of clean energy. The administration just reiterated its intent to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change after sending mixed signals ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York. Continue Reading

Foreign Companies Shouldn’t Pick Winners and Losers in US Energy

Suniva, Inc., a bankrupt solar module company based in Georgia and owned by a Chinese conglomerate, has filed a rare petition under the 1974 Trade Act that could cost nearly 90,000 American jobs across the U.S. solar industry. Continue Reading

US Solar Secures Project Financing Facility from Alliance Fund II

United States Solar Corporation (“US Solar”), a leading community solar developer, announced today it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II, LP, an affiliate of North Sky Capital which is advised by New Energy Capital Partners (“NEC”), a leading investor in clean infrastructure real assets.  This capital will be used to support the development of US Solar’s 100+ MW solar portfolio, with an initial focus on the Minnesota community solar market. Continue reading