(a) The Connecticut Green Bank may issue clean energy bonds secured in whole or in part by the assets of, and assessment of charges and other receipts deposited into, the Clean Energy Fund established pursuant to section 16-245n. The clean energy bonds shall be nonrecourse to the credit or any assets of the state or said bank.
(b) The state of Connecticut does hereby pledge to and agree with the owners and holders of the clean energy bonds that the state shall not limit or alter the assessment of charges pursuant to subsection (b) of section 16-245n and all rights thereunder, until the clean energy bonds, together with the interest thereon, are fully met and discharged, provided nothing contained in this subsection shall preclude such limitation or alteration if and when adequate provision is made by law for the protection of the owners and holders of such bonds. The Connecticut Green Bank is authorized to include this pledge and undertaking for the state in the clean energy bonds.
(c) The clean energy bonds shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, other than the Connecticut Green Bank, or a pledge of the full faith and credit of the state or any of its political subdivisions, other than said bank, but shall be payable solely from the funds provided under section 16-245n and shall not constitute an indebtedness of the state within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitation or restriction and accordingly shall not be subject to any statutory limitation on the indebtedness of the state and shall not be included in computing the aggregate indebtedness of the state in respect to and to the extent of any such limitation. This subsection shall not preclude bond guarantees or enhancements as provided in subsection (d) of section 16-245n. All clean energy bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the following effect: “Neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State of Connecticut is pledged to the payment of the principal of, or interest on, this bond.”
(d) The exercise of the powers granted by this section and section 16-245n shall be in all respects for the benefit of the people of this state, for the increase of their commerce, welfare and prosperity, and as the exercise of such powers shall constitute the performance of an essential public function, neither the Connecticut Green Bank, any affiliate of said bank, nor any collection or other agent of said bank or any such affiliate shall be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon or in respect of any revenues or property received, acquired, transferred or used by said bank, any affiliate of said bank or any collection or other agent of said bank or any such affiliate, or upon or in respect of the income from such revenues or property. Any bonds, notes or other obligations issued under the provisions of this section, their transfer and the income therefrom, including any profit made on the sale of such bonds, notes or other obligations, shall at all times be free from taxation of every kind by the state and by the municipalities and other political subdivisions in the state except for estate and succession taxes. The interest on such bonds, notes and other obligations shall be included in the computation of any excise or franchise tax.
(e) The proceeds of any clean energy bonds shall be used for the purposes of the Connecticut Green Bank in accordance with section 16-245n.