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Create a government sponsored bond marketplace spoofing the early 20th century "War Bonds" that funds residential solar installations.


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Summary

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B88DfIEOpIbvSW9VR3lFOThnZFk/edit

 

Investors get safe, 30 year bond investments. Residential customers get an easy, low cost solar financing option. The planet gets a more resilient grid that avoids additional infrastructure investment costs, reduces capital expenditures for new generating capacity, and of course a reduction in CO2 production coupled with increased US energy independence.


Category of the action

Decarbonizing energy supply


What actions do you propose?

Government creates a bond marketplace in partnership with existing sites like Treasury Direct, Lending Club and owns the marketing. It might be financed through a management fee on the bonds instead of taxpayers.


Who will take these actions?

Government creates a bond marketplace in partnership with existing sites like Treasury Direct, Lending Club and owns the marketing. It might be financed through a management fee on the bonds instead of taxpayers.


Where will these actions be taken?


What are other key benefits?


What are the proposal’s costs?

Could be self-financed through a management fee on the bonds.


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References

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B88DfIEOpIbvSW9VR3lFOThnZFk/edit