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State Green Banks: Funding a Greener Tomorrow, Today

January 30, 2013

Chris Kenrick is a Research Assistant at the Environmental Finance Center and is pursuing dual master’s degrees in information science and public administration. If any of you are like me, then you probably spent a good portion of last Monday waiting … Continued

What a Difference a Rate Makes

December 20, 2012

Jen Weiss is a Finance Analyst and co-author Jeff Hughes is the Director of the Environmental Finance Center. At the time this blog post is being written, the holiday season is in full swing – cities have set up their … Continued

Driving Rates: Get a 2012 Georgia Rates Dashboard Tune-Up

December 18, 2012

Matt Harris is the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the Environmental Finance Center. The etymology of the word “dashboard” is an interesting story of technological change and innovation over time.  Originally the name given to the plank(s) of wood or … Continued

Engaging Local Governments in Wetland Programs

December 12, 2012

Glenn Barnes is a senior project director at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina.  Glenn is the project manager of the Sustainable Finance for Wetland Programs project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most government-operated … Continued

New Challenges Lead to New Stormwater Utility Models

November 29, 2012

Jeff Hughes is the Director of the Environmental Finance Center. Remember the good ‘ole days when a billion dollar price tag for addressing a local environmental problem was relatively rare?  Those days appear to be gone and much to the … Continued

Complicated Answers to Simple Questions: Wetland Permit Fees

October 30, 2012

Glenn Barnes is a senior project director at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina.  Glenn is the project manager of the Sustainable Finance for Wetland Programs project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the … Continued

Rates Flood: Rising Water Bills

October 23, 2012

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is the Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. An 82% rate increase.  That’s what the Milford (MA) Water Company has proposed to cover the costs of a new $25 million treatment facility. Rates in Milford … Continued