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THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT GREEN DEAL

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  has made the news advocating for climate change and positioning legislation around her “Green New Deal.” Several states have also offered up legislation and mandates for the utilization of renewable energy. But  what will it really take to get these technologies and renewable resources successfully funded and implemented? Here, I talk about the makings of a Great Green Deal and best practices Project Developers should have when seeking financing.

As CFO of ConservGeo I see no shortage of green deals, but are they great? Are they worth the time and effort it takes to secure financing so that the projects can be implemented? Most projects that cross my desk are not financeable for many reasons. For the projects that do past muster and ultimately move towards financial close, there are noticeable commonalities among them.  
They have the right  Project Components...
When submitting a green project for funding consideration, it is important for Project Developers to…