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Advanced PV Installer Training program at East LA Skills Center.
Directed by board member Brian Hurd.

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BREAKING NEWS:

Imani Energy, President and CEO, Jeffrey Richardson, participated in an event entitled, the Solar Leadership Roundtable, organized by the Los Angeles Business Council to bring together a cross-section of key solar leaders to present their ideas on the potential of a 600 Megawatt (MW) “CLEAN-UP LA” Solar Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. The program is designed to move Los Angeles into national leadership in the deployment of solar power to sustain the environment and generate jobs for a strong green economy.

According to the Los Angeles Business Council, the proposed 600 MW solar FIT would be enough electricity for 137,000 typical LA households and offset 9 million tons of carbon emission. The Angeleno Group estimated that this program would generate more than $2 billion dollars in private investment over 10 years for the LA basin. UCLA’s Luskin Center also estimates that CLEAN-UP LA will produce 18,000 jobs over the program’s 10 years in construction, installation, design engineering, maintenance and administration jobs of the “new clean energy infrastructure.”

The evening’s host, LA Council President, Eric Garcetti was optimistic about the programs adoption in LA; “In a time when there has been no job growth in this economy, the fastest growing sector has been green jobs… Solar could create 1 in 4 potential full time workers [of the total currently unemployed]. Why we don’t have urgency is befuddling.” To further drive his point home, Mr. Garcetti went on to say, “Clean tech is the next industrial revolution.”

Dr. JR DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, who spearheaded the report on the proposed solar FIT program for LA, said the city needs the program because, “it attracts clean tech development by showing the city’s commitment… It spurs economic growth by producing high wage jobs,” and “creates billions in clean tech investment.” Imani’s Jeffrey Richardson told the gathering, “For Imani’s manufacturing plans, the 600 MW FIT would create demand for our plannedlocally manufactured modules facility and generate more jobs. The FIT program is timely and needed.”

Stay tuned to www.imanienergy.com for more program updates as they come available.

The event was held in the historic Bradley Room of Los Angeles City Hall.

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Coming Next Week!

SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL

Come join Imani Energy, October 13th for a free, open to the public glimpse into the wide world of solar.

World Leaders in Solar Power solutions will be here in Los Angeles to show what solar power can do for your homes, businesses, non-profits, communities and the world.

We will be at Booth 2900

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Special Thanks to the Sierra Club and the Los Angeles Business Council who asked Imani Energy to be a part of what was billed as “the world’s largest grassroots solar event,” October 2nd, to represent and help showcase innovative green buildings and homes and what solar can help cities like LA accomplish.

A very special thanks to those home owners on the tour that not only open their homes for the day but more importantly first made the decision to put solar power to work for them, their community and the environment.

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Other Imani News

“Green revolution in urban neighborhoods. Imani Energy is building momentum for solar in South Los Angeles”
Imani CEO Jeffrey Richardson on the cover of the Business Section of the Los Angeles Times.
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Los Angeles Time Business Section Article with Imani CEO Jeffrey Richardson

Los Angeles Time Business Section Article with Imani CEO Jeffrey Richardson

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-urban-green-20100903,0,588562.story


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Creates Distributed Energy Applications

Contributes to the growth of distributed energy through solar and in the future wind and other forms of renewable energy through installations based in and around population centers utilizing existing spaces. This approach reduces a communities’ carbon footprint, environmental impacts and infrastructure costs and advances energy security by spreading the risk of energy failure over a greater number of power generation centers.

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Certified Minority Ownership

Addresses historical and current barriers to the participation of low-income and people of color from the business sector and green economy. The “Imani” in Imani Energy means faith and is one of the principles of Kwanzaa. Imani is about a better future, fairness, and healing for our world.

Commitment to base operations in Empowerment and Enterprise Zone communities Commitment to base operations in Empowerment and Enterprise Zone communities

Commitment to base operations in Empowerment and Enterprise Zone communities

Addresses the historic and ongoing disinvestment in people of color and low-income communities with the resultant economic disparities.

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Integrates 25 years of community organization experience in low-income and community of color communities into a private sector model to generate business and deepen customer education on environmental issues and opportunities for citizen action.

“Kick Coal out of Los Angeles” and “Say No to Props 23-26″

 

On October 10, 2010Imani Energy president, Jeffrey Richardson joined Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, actress Ellen Page (Inception, Juno), 350.org, Sierra Club, Greenpeace andothers at the campaign to “Kick Coal out of Los Angeles.” The focus was to raise awareness of the city’s dependence on fossil fuels and the consequences, and to turn back fossil fuel industry sponsored Propositions 23 and 26 on election day, November 2nd. These Props respectively aim to dismantle and defund AB32, the most comprehensive climate law in the nation.

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BREAKING NEWS

Imani Energy, President and CEO, Jeffrey Richardson, participated in an event entitled, the Solar Leadership Roundtable, organized by the Los Angeles Business Council to bring together a cross-section of key solar leaders to present their ideas on the potential of a 600 Megawatt (MW) “CLEAN-UP LA” Solar Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. The program is designed to move Los Angeles into national leadership in the deployment of solar power to sustain the environment and generate jobs for a strong green economy.

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La Opinion interviews Imani Energy's Jeffrey Richardson

The paper La Opinion, interviews Imani Energy President, Jeffrey Richardson:

In Spanish. Speaking on the important moment in the US regarding what the Obama administration has done and the increased consciousness and willingness for people to hear and act on the environmental issues at hand. Jeffrey also spoke about the importance and opportunity to include communities that are typically not included in these areas of change, like low-income or people of color communities. It is essential to ensure that we include these communities as this green economy develops. The goal is that all people in all communities have an opportunity for healthy and sustainable growth.