12 champions Jamez Staples

Jamez Staples, Renewable Energy Partners:

Tying the success of his company to the success of his community

Jamez_Staples_1-web.pngJamez Staples leads the certified minority-owned solar installation and development company, Renewable Energy Partners, to create opportunities for people of color to develop green infrastructure.

He is co-chair of the City of Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership’s Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) and sits on the board of Cooperative Energy Futures, a co-op which makes clean energy affordable to low-income communities.Jamez is on the Economic Development Committee of the African American Leadership Forum.


We live in a time when profits are increasingly valued over people. The Clean Power Plan has the capacity to create more balance by opening doors to clean energy that protects our health and our kids’ futures.




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