[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.
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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
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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
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
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
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!!!!
Solar Energy Industries Association.
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