Financing the Energy Transition

This series presents at investors and policymakers with a high-level picture of the factors influencing the financing and bankability of green technologies in the United States. For each technology — including nuclear, solar, wind, hydrogen, long duration energy storage, carbon capture, and industrial decarbonization — our team of data analysts and market experts conducts in-depth interviews with investors and scholars to ground sector-specific levelized cost models. These models, in turn, allow us to capture the key sensitivities governing each technology’s cost profile and identify the most important levers for optimizing their financial viability. With these reports, we aim to equip decisionmakers, on both the investment and the policy sides, with the insights they need in order to make informed decisions that will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

In This Series

Part 1

Nuclear Memo

"JFI modeling suggests that, even with existing reactor designs, greenfield nuclear power plants can be a competitive source of clean, firm power in the US."

Part 2

State of Play: Proxy Season 2024

In this report, CAS highlights 21 upcoming annual meetings where our benchmarking raises concerns about the pace of progress on energy intensity and emissions, and where dissident proposals on climate will be on the ballot.

Financing the Energy Transition Contributors

Higher Education Finance

Eduard Nilaj

Data Science Research Associate

Special Projects

Francis Tseng

Lead Independent Researcher

Guaranteed Income

Jack Landry

Research Associate

Chief Research Officer

Jerome Hodges

Financing the Energy Transition

Jonah Allen

Research Associate

Social Wealth and Financing the Energy Transition

Jonathan Calenzani


Higher Education Finance

Laura Beamer

Lead Researcher

Center for Active Stewardship

Mikhael Gaster



Natalie Leonard


Center for Active Stewardship

Nolan Lindquist

Executive Director

Social Wealth

Paul Katz

VP and Lead Researcher

Social Wealth and Financing the Energy Transition

Sina Sinai

Research Associate

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