[NMSEA-news] Please contact Senator Domenici and let him know how solar helps your business and NM. And ask him to make sure a long-term solar investment tax credit (ITC) is in the Energy Bill.

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Mon Dec 10 08:16:14 MST 2007


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here's a way to support a long-term solar investment tax credit (ITC).  
If you have questions or comments, please contact Genevieve Nowicki.

NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION
1009 Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765
Fax: 505-246-2251
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Subject:     Please contact Senator Domenici and let him know how solar 
helps your business and NM. And ask him to make sure a long-term solar 
investment tax credit (ITC) is in the Energy Bill.
Date:     Fri, 7 Dec 2007 14:38:11 -0800 (PST)
From:     Genevieve Nowicki <nowickig at yahoo.com>
To:     info at nmsea.org
CC:     Rhone Resh (SEIA) <rresch at seia.org>, John Stanton
<jstanton at seia.org>, Monique Hanis (SEIA) <mhanis at seia.org>


Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is requesting your help! The 
Senate is currently in negotiation on what to include in the Energy Bill 
and your Senator Domenici is a key player.  They are determining whether 
to include the solar investment tax credit and if so the length of the 
tax credit. The vote for this will likely be on Monday or Tuesday.

Could you please contact the Senator’s staff - (202) 224-6621, 
Senator_Domenici at Domenici.senate.gov - and let him know how solar is 
important for your business and New Mexico.  NM has some of the best 
solar radiation in the world, providing tremendous economic development 
opportunity.

For examples, this could provide a tremendous amount of job growth for 
the NM—Black and Veatch study, cited in the Western Governors 
Association Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative report, concluded 
that production of 4GW of solar energy would produce a $22 billion 
increase in gross state product, including 13,000 construction jobs, 
1,100 permanent jobs and $2 billion in state tax revenues 
(www.westgov.org/wga/initiatives/cdeac/Solar-full.pdf).

The long-term provision allow for planning and investment as well as 
utility scale solar which takes 6-8 years to put in place.

Statement:  The below provision are very important to my company and New 
Mexico.  I ask that the Senator work to include these provisions in the 
final Bill and vote for the Energy Bill.

o              Extending the commercial solar ITC for 8 years (through 
December 31, 2016);
o              Extending the residential solar ITC for 6 years (through 
December 31, 2014);
o              Changing the monetary cap to $4,000 on the residential 
solar ITC;
o              Permitting corporate and individual taxpayers to claim 
the solar ITC against the Alternative Minimum Tax; and
o              Lifting the current utility exception to the solar ITC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions, 202-365-9177

Thank you very much!!!!

Genevieve

Genevieve Nowicki
Solar Energy Industries Association.
Ph: 202-365-9177



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