Washington, DC – Senior staff from the Office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner are participating today in a "White House Roundtable on Green and Clean Energy Banks" at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Event participants include representatives from the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Energy, non-governmental organizations, and various state green finance leaders. The roundtable's agenda focuses on ways state and federal government can work together to strengthen programs associated with green financing via green banks.
Kelly Rogers, Director of Policy, is attending on behalf of Rhode Island Treasurer Magaziner.
Rhode Island Treasury's recent proposal to create the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank which was approved by the House of Representatives and Senate Finance Committee this week, will be one example discussed in relation to how states can use creative financing to better finance green infrastructure improvements.
"Rhode Island needs bold action and new ideas that will jump-start our economy and put Rhode Islanders back to work, and our proposal to create the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank will accomplish these goals," said Treasurer Magaziner. "We look forward to engaging with Green Banks from other states, and representatives from the federal government, to better understand future green finance opportunities for Rhode Island."