GRID in the News

These new [Los Angeles] solar initiatives address a serious need in Sun Valley, where there are higher unemployment rates and lower than average incomes than other areas within the City of L.A.

Recipients of the $500,000 Wells Fargo grant include the Los Angeles Business Council Institute (LABCi) as the team lead, Pacoima Beautiful, GRID Alternatives, Trust for Public Land and L.A. Conservation Corps.

"Just go on Facebook and search for GRID, or you can go to Radio Justice's Facebook page and you will see a posting there for GRID."

In February, KPMG's Energy practice is partnering with Warner Bros and Foley Lardner to do a solar panel installation at the Downtown Women's Center through the local non-profit, GRID Alternatives.

"It's going to be the first bungalow-court project built in Los Angeles in 70 years," said project manager Jason Neville.

The city has been planning for years to renovate the Scattergood, Haynes, and Harbor facilities, which sit along the California coastline, because of a 2010 state law that requires power plants to stop using ocean water for cooling, according to Reuters. Instead, the city will close the facilities by 2029.

But whether the target is 2045 or 2050, getting there will involve planning.

The proposal was developed through a partnership between Community Partners, Pacoima Beautiful, The Trust for Public Land, LA Business Council, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, LA Conservation Corps, LA Cleantech Incubator, UCLA and the City of Los Angeles, and would expand economic opportunity and make the community more resilient to impacts from climate change.

Grant recipients include the Los Angeles Business Council Institute (LABCi) as the team lead, Pacoima Beautiful, GRID Alternatives, The Trust for Public Land, and Los Angeles Conservation Corps.

The programs funded through the grant were developed by the "Green Together" collaborative led by Pacoima Beautiful and includes Community Partners, Grid Alternatives and Los Angeles Conservation Corps among other organizations and city departments.

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