June 13, 2023

The Government Banker Channeling Billions Into Clean Energy

by The Journal

Jigar Shah wants to change the nation’s energy future. He runs a crucial but little-noticed piece of the Biden administration’s strategy to address climate change, the Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office. And Shah presides over its giant pot of money to lend to companies. We speak with Shah about where he thinks the private sector is falling short in funding green energy and why he thinks the government has a role to play.  

Further Reading:

- Green Investments Stuck Between Rising Risk and Government Backing 

- Energy Department Commits $3 Billion to Expand Rooftop Solar Access 

- Climate Funding Gets Squeezed by Volatile Markets 

Further Listening:

- An Energy CEO on the Winding Path to a Green Grid 

Where to Listen