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Sun May 11 19:37:03 MDT 2008


Turn left (west) on Americas Parkway.

Park in the parking lot north of Buca di Beppo, on the left.

URS offices are on the right in One Park Square on the ninth floor.

The elevators lock out the 9th floor after 5pm, so call Jim Barrera when you arrive and he will come down to get you.

Jim's cell: 450-9663, Jim's desk: 855-7492

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MAY 24: REBUILD NEW MEXICO, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MEETING, ALBUQUERQUE

The next community partnership meeting will be held on Tuesday morning, 
May 6, at 8 am at the Los Griegos Community Center located at 1231 
Candelaria Rd., NW in Albuquerque (west of 12th Street and Candelaria). 
Rebuild New Mexico is a not-for-profit organization concerned with 
improving energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. Tim 
Cynova, P.E. and Senior Engineer for the Water Utilities Division for 
the City of Albuquerque will be speaking about the City of Albuquerque's 
Water Sustainability Program. Please join us 15 minutes early for coffee 
and networking at 7.45 am.  The event is free and open to the Public. 
For more info on any event please check our website at 
www.rebuildnewmexico.org <http://www.rebuildnewmexico.org>, call (505) 
768-5346 or email info at rebuildnewmexico.org 
<mailto:info at rebuildnewmexico.org>.

___________________________________________

MAY 24: Q-JAM, ALBUQUERQUE CIVIC PLAZA

Music Festival & Environmental Sustainability Fair - music, fun and 
activities for everyone in the family. Enjoy the entertainment and learn 
about city services, incentives and local businesses to help you live 
AlbuquerqueGreen, promoting sustainability. Featuring music by 
Indigenous, Ruthie Foster and Keb'Mo'. Civic Plaza, 2:00PM to 7:15PM. 
Environmentally friendly businesses and organizations are encouraged to 
exhibit at the festival; applications on-line at www.albuquerquejam.org 
<http://www.albuquerquejam.org>. Deadline is May 9^th for applications.

______________________________________________

MAY 27:         ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING

ALBUQUERQUE'S SOLAR SWIMMING POOLS

Gene Bustamante, Energy Specialist for the City of Albuquerque's Energy 
Management Office, will tell us about the city's project for installing 
solar water heating systems on the five year round public pools.  One 
system is already active at the Highland Pool and another in progress at 
West Mesa.

The Albuquerque Chapter of NMSEA will meet on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 PM at the REI Recreational Equipment store (northwest of the intersection of I-25 and Montano). 

There is no charge for our meetings, which are held every 4th Tuesday of the month at this time and location. We hope you will join us there! Contact information: 246-0400 or 888-886-6765, <http://www.nmsea.org> e-mail info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org>.

Give a presentation/talk: we are always looking for speakers at our monthly meetings, so if you would like to make a presentation, please contact us with your proposal. We are also looking for a new chapter leader, as mentioned above.

________________________________________________________________

MAY 28: "GAS HOLE,"

DOCUMENTARY FILM ON OIL PRICES AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

 

GUILD CINEMA, 3405Central Ave. NE, 255-1848. $8 on sale May 23. Show 
times: 4:15, 6:15, 8:30.

 

Directors will be present for evening shows. If you buy gasoline, you 
should see this movie!

"GasHole" is a new documentary film about the history of Oil prices and 
the future of alternative fuels. The film, narrated by Peter Gallagher, 
features interviews with a wide range of viewpoints from US Department 
of Energy Officials, Congressional leaders both Democrat and Republican, 
Alternative Fuel Producers, Alternative Fuel Consumers (such as actor 
Joshua Jackson), Professors of Economics and Psychology and more... 
Directed by Jeremy Wagener & Scott D. Roberts, the film takes a wide, 
yet detailed examination of our dependence on foreign supplies of Oil. 
What are the causes that led from America turning from a leading 
exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic 
and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede 
its solution? The film examines many different potential solutions to 
our oil dependence. Starting with claims of buried technology that 
dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic 
governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that 
are technologically available now, to questioning the American 
Consumer's reluctance to embrace alternatives.

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

__________________________________________________________________

URGE CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT

 

Dear Solar Supporter,

We have learned that leaders in Congress are planning to drop the 
renewable energy tax credit provisions, including the solar investment 
tax credit (ITC) extension, from the Iraq War Supplemental legislation.  
The Speaker's office had previously indicated that the Iraq War 
Supplemental - which is must-pass legislation - would contain a 
long-term ITC extension. 
This is a serious setback and requires an immediate response from the 
solar energy community. Spending $110 billion for energy security in 
Iraq, but not supporting energy security in the United States is upside 
down energy policy.

*Please let your members of Congress - both House and Senate - know that 
you want support for domestic, renewable energy sources to be a priority.*

Studies show that if the Investment Tax Credit is not extended 
immediately, according to Navigant Consulting, 116,000 jobs and $20 
billion in capital investment could be lost in 2009 alone.
The extension of the ITC recently passed the Senate in the 
Cantwell-Ensign Amendment by a vote of 88-8.

We have been asked by the Solar Energy Industry Association to tell 
House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid that the Iraq war 
supplemental must include a long-term extension of the ITC - for the 
future energy security of our country.

*Here's How You Can Help*:
Given that more than a quarter million jobs have been lost this year 
alone, please tell your U.S. Representative and your Senators that the 
Iraq War Supplemental must include a long-term extension of the ITC to 
generate jobs and promote energy security for Americans. Click here to 
find the phone numbers 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0014sTbi1ShY1Vxl_I5bIzE6F0Twr6onqLIwzGaP6WAzhSC5C8hDaf6JO-bl6PhtDdBmWY40NEn0SroWKFQdaIn-timBoEaCychoKh87Hdbizn-fU-1lPMkWA==> 
of their District offices.

 

Congress needs to find a way to extend the renewable energy tax credit.  
It can support this through the mechanism of the Iraq War Supplemental 
or by some other means.  But Congress must find a way to move us toward 
energy security and local green-collar jobs.
Please contact your leaders in Congress and let your voice be heard. 
Then forward this email to your colleagues, friends, and others who 
support solar to urge them to do the same.

 

Brad Collins
Executive Director,
American Solar Energy Society

__________________________________________________________________________________

*SOLAR SANTA FE -- CITY SUPPORTS SOLAR ELECTRIC, HEATING AND EFFICIENCY*

 

Rebecca Sobel, Wild Earth Guardians

First of all, I wanted to thank you for your support of our Solar Santa 
Fe program - a process which allows for the City of Santa Fe use monies 
from municipal bonds to offer long term low interest loans to Santa Fe 
residents to offset the costs of purchasing solar electric, solar 
heating and efficiency measures. The program has passed through the City 
Council with a preliminary 60 day study (completed May 26) and a 
proposed $1 million dollar budget.

We at WildEarth are hoping to duplicate our efforts with this program in 
Albuquerque, but first we would like the City of Santa Fe to be bold 
models for this program. We're hoping to demonstrate widespread support 
and interest for the program so as to justify an increase in the $1 
million dollar budget. We'd like to provide opportunities for Santa Fe 
residents to sign up on a waiting list for the program, demonstrating 
the need for an increased budget in the future. We were thinking about 
hosting or collaborating with other organizations for solar events in 
which attendees could learn about the new program and sign up on a 
waiting list. I would love to know if there are any such opportunities 
with NMSEA in Santa Fe to achieve such objectives. Wouldn't it be great 
to highlight all the wonderful technological capital already present in 
the RE sector in Santa Fe, and then broadcast opportunities for citizen 
involvement? We're still brainstorming such ideas, so any suggestions 
you might have on how to build a large list of interested Santa Fe 
parties would be very much appreciated.

Please contact me to get a letter of support and fact sheet for the 
program.
Rebecca Sobel, 505.988.9126 x1152**

rsobel at wildearthguardians.org>**

*_______________________________________________________*

*THE NEW MEXICO CLEAN ENERGY UPDATE*

*NEWS PROGRAMS ON LOCAL PUBLIC RADIO STATIONS*

 

The New Mexico Clean Energy Update is a series of thirteen weekly radio 
news reports,
five minutes in duration starting April 14, 2008. These will be 
broadcast on public radio station KUNM FM 89.9 and over other public 
radio stations throughout New Mexico. You'll also be able to listen 
online at KUNM's web site 
[http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=5smeulcab.0.f8z6zlcab.vdw6qlcab.0&ts=S0334&p=http%3A%2F%2Fkunm.org%2Fhome.php 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=5smeulcab.0.f8z6zlcab.vdw6qlcab.0&ts=S0334&p=http%3A%2F%2Fkunm.org%2Fhome.php>]. 
These news reports address a wide range of New Mexico clean energy 
topics. We hope
you'll make a point to listen in!

 

The New Mexico Clean Energy Update is produced by Vision Trust, Inc. 
through a grant
from the New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division. Learn 
more about
New Mexico Clean Energy Programs at www.CleanEnergyNM.org 
<http://www.CleanEnergyNM.org>

*****

To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE to this NMSEA-news e-mail list, please 
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more
complete list
of events at <a href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php</span></a>.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>We
value your input!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">NEW
MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State>
SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">1009
Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87106</st1:PostalCode></st1:address></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="mailto:info at nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info at nmsea.org</span></a>
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span
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THE <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
CHAPTER
LEADER!</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">NMSEA has an immediate opening for the volunteer
position of
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
chapter leader. This opportunity involves setting up and running
chapter
presentation meetings once a month at a set time and location
(currently 6:30pm
on the 4th Tuesday each month at the REI Recreational Equipment
store).&nbsp;
You would be responsible for contacting prospective speakers,
coordinating with
our media person for advertising, and setting up the room at REI and
packing up
after the event.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you are organized and detail-oriented, have
good people skills, and are interested in solar energy and
sustainability, we
are looking for you.&nbsp; This position may require 5-10 hours a month
(including the night of the meeting) depending on your connections and
skills.&nbsp; We will provide an organizing template, and speakers are
already
scheduled for May and June.&nbsp; Please contact Deena Klein at <a
 href="mailto:dleeclean at yahoo.com"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">dleeclean at yahoo.com</span></a>
and put &#8220;Chapter
Leader&#8221; in the subject heading. This is a great chance for you to
support NMSEA
and to get to know the industry and community!</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">EVENT CALENDAR,
SUMMARY (Scroll down for details.)<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">May 20: 2008 Solar Fiesta Committee meeting.
Volunteer to
help!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">May 24, Rebuild NM, Community Partnership Meeting,
Albuquerque, 7:45 AM.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">May 24, Q-Jam music for sustainability, <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Civic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Plaza</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>,
2:00 PM.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">May 27: <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>
Chapter
meeting at REI, 6:30 PM. &#8211; <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;s
Solar Swimming Pools</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="">May 28: &#8220;Gas Hole,&#8221;</span>
documentary film on oil prices and the future of energy, <span style="">Guild
Cinema<b><br>
</b></span><br>
Also, check out the Sustainable ABQ website for other events in and
around <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>.<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Go to <a
 href="http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">ANNOUNCMENTS SUMMARY (Scroll
down for details.)<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">***<b style=""> EXTENDED DEADLINE
FOR SOLAR AND SUSTAINABLE DIRECTORY<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The registration deadline has been extended to
this <b style="">Tuesday, May 27</b>. Find the info and form
at our website and have your business included in this printed and
online community
resource: <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.nmsea.org/Directory/index.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Directory/index.php</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">*** Urge Congress <span style="color: black;">to
extend the
renewable energy tax credit.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">*** Solar <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Santa
Fe</st1:City></st1:place>
&#8211; Get on the waiting list for City loan program for solar electric and
conservation.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">*** The <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New
Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>
Clean Energy Update - News Programs on Local Public Radio Stations.</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><span style="font-size: 18pt;">EVENT
CALENDAR<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">_____________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">MAY 20: COMMITTEE MEETING, 2008 SOLAR FIESTA.
Volunteer to
help!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The Fiesta will be held Sept. 20 and 21 at <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Highland</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High
School</st1:PlaceType>,
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>.
Volunteers will help with exhibits, workshops, and planning throughout
the
summer.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Directions to the meeting:</p>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Directions to Jim Barrera's office at URS Corporation at <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Park Square</st1:address></st1:Street>:<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">From I-40 and <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Louisana Blvd</st1:address></st1:Street>, go north one short block to <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Americas Parkway</st1:address></st1:Street>.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Turn left (west) on <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Americas Parkway</st1:address></st1:Street>.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Park in the parking lot north of Buca di Beppo, on the left.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">URS offices are on the right in <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">One Park Square</st1:address></st1:Street> on the ninth floor.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">The elevators lock out the 9th floor after 5pm, so call Jim Barrera when you arrive and he will come down to get you.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Jim's cell: 450-9663, Jim's desk: 855-7492<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
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<p class="MsoNormal">MAY 24: REBUILD <st1:State w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:State>,
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MEETING, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The next community partnership meeting will be
held on
Tuesday morning, May 6, at 8 am at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Los</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Griegos</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Community Center</st1:PlaceType> located at <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">1231 Candelaria Rd., NW</st1:address></st1:Street>
in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
(west of <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">12th Street</st1:address></st1:Street>
and Candelaria). Rebuild <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New
Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> is a
not-for-profit organization concerned with improving energy efficiency
in
residential and commercial buildings. Tim Cynova, P.E. and Senior
Engineer for
the Water Utilities Division for the City of <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>
will be speaking about the City of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;s
Water Sustainability Program. Please join us 15 minutes early for
coffee and
networking at 7.45 am.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>The event is free
and open to the Public. For more info on any event please check our
website at <a href="http://www.rebuildnewmexico.org">www.rebuildnewmexico.org</a>,
call (505)
768-5346 or email <a href="mailto:info at rebuildnewmexico.org">info at rebuildnewmexico.org</a>.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">___________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">MAY 24: Q-JAM, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
CIVIC PLAZA </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Music Festival &amp; Environmental Sustainability
Fair -
music, fun and activities for everyone in the family. Enjoy the
entertainment
and learn about city services, incentives and local businesses to help
you live
AlbuquerqueGreen, promoting sustainability. Featuring music by
Indigenous,
Ruthie Foster and Keb'Mo'. Civic Plaza, 2:00PM to 7:15PM.
Environmentally
friendly businesses and organizations are encouraged to exhibit at the
festival; applications on-line at <a
 href="http://www.albuquerquejam.org"><span style="color: windowtext;">www.albuquerquejam.org</span></a>.
Deadline is May 9<sup>th</sup>
for applications. </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">______________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">MAY 27:<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
CHAPTER
MEETING</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;S
SOLAR SWIMMING POOLS</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Gene Bustamante, Energy Specialist for the City of
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;s
Energy
Management Office, will tell us about the city&#8217;s project for installing
solar
water heating systems on the five year round public pools.<span style="">&nbsp;
</span>One system is already active at the Highland
Pool and another in progress at <st1:place w:st="on">West Mesa</st1:place>.</p>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">The Albuquerque Chapter of NMSEA will meet on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 PM at the REI Recreational Equipment store (northwest of the intersection of I-25 and Montano). <o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">There is no charge for our meetings, which are held every 4th Tuesday of the month at this time and location. We hope you will join us there! Contact information: 246-0400 or <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">888-886-6765,</span></a> e-mail <a
 href="mailto:info at nmsea.org"><span style="color: windowtext;">info at nmsea.org</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Give a presentation/talk: we are always looking for speakers at our monthly meetings, so if you would like to make a presentation, please contact us with your proposal. We are also looking for a new chapter leader, as mentioned above.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<p class="MsoNormal">________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="">MAY
28: &#8220;GAS HOLE,&#8221;</span></p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">DOCUMENTARY
FILM
ON OIL PRICES AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY</p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">GUILD CINEMA,<span
 style=""> 3405Central <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Ave.</st1:City>
<st1:State w:st="on">NE</st1:State></st1:place>,</span>
255-1848. $8 on sale May 23. Show times: 4:15, 6:15, 8:30.</p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Directors will
be
present for evening shows. If you buy gasoline, you should see this
movie!</p>
<p class="ecmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">"GasHole"
is a new documentary film about the history of Oil prices and the
future of
alternative fuels. The film, narrated by Peter Gallagher, features
interviews
with a wide range of viewpoints from US Department of Energy Officials,
Congressional leaders both Democrat and Republican, Alternative Fuel
Producers,
Alternative Fuel Consumers (such as actor Joshua Jackson), Professors
of
Economics and Psychology and more... Directed by Jeremy Wagener &amp;
Scott D.
Roberts, the film takes a wide, yet detailed examination of our
dependence on
foreign supplies of Oil. What are the causes that led from <st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>
turning
from a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What
are the
economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change
and
impede its solution? The film examines many different potential
solutions to
our oil dependence. Starting with claims of buried technology that
dramatically
improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental
roadblocks, to
evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically
available now,
to questioning the American Consumer's reluctance to embrace
alternatives.<span style="color: maroon;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style=""><span
 style="font-size: 18pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">URGE CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE
RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Dear Solar Supporter,<br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">We have learned that leaders in
Congress are planning to drop the renewable energy tax credit
provisions,
including the solar investment tax credit (ITC) extension, from the
Iraq War
Supplemental legislation.&nbsp; The Speaker's office had previously
indicated
that the Iraq War Supplemental - which is must-pass legislation - would
contain
a long-term ITC extension.&nbsp; <br>
This is a serious setback and requires an immediate response from the
solar
energy community. Spending $110 billion for energy security in <st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Iraq</st1:country-region>, but not supporting energy
security in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United
States</st1:country-region></st1:place>
is upside down energy policy.<br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>Please let your members of
Congress - both House and Senate - know that you want support for
domestic,
renewable energy sources to be a priority.</b><br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Studies show that if the
Investment
Tax Credit is not extended immediately, according to Navigant
Consulting,
116,000 jobs and $20 billion in capital investment could be lost in
2009 alone.<br>
The extension of the ITC recently passed the Senate in the
Cantwell-Ensign
Amendment by a vote of 88-8.<br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">We have been asked by the Solar
Energy Industry Association to tell House Speaker Pelosi and Senate
Majority
Leader Reid that the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Iraq</st1:country-region></st1:place>
war supplemental must include a long-term extension of the ITC - for
the future
energy security of our country.<br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b>Here's How You Can Help</b>:<br>
Given that more than a quarter million jobs have been lost this year
alone,
please tell your U.S. Representative and your Senators that the Iraq
War
Supplemental must include a long-term extension of the ITC to generate
jobs and
promote energy security for Americans. Click here to <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0014sTbi1ShY1Vxl_I5bIzE6F0Twr6onqLIwzGaP6WAzhSC5C8hDaf6JO-bl6PhtDdBmWY40NEn0SroWKFQdaIn-timBoEaCychoKh87Hdbizn-fU-1lPMkWA=="
 target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">find the phone numbers</span></a>
of their District offices.</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: black;">Congress
needs to find a way to extend the renewable energy tax credit.&nbsp; It can
support this through the mechanism of the Iraq War Supplemental or by
some
other means.&nbsp; But Congress must find a way to move us toward energy
security and local green-collar jobs.<br>
Please contact your leaders in Congress and let your voice be heard.
Then
forward this email to your colleagues, friends, and others who support
solar to
urge them to do the same.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: black;">Brad
Collins<br>
Executive Director,<br>
American Solar Energy Society</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">__________________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style="">SOLAR <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">SANTA FE</st1:place></st1:City>
&#8211; CITY SUPPORTS SOLAR ELECTRIC, HEATING AND EFFICIENCY<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Rebecca Sobel, Wild Earth Guardians<br
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">First of all, I wanted to thank
you
for your support of our Solar Santa Fe program - a process which allows
for the
City of Santa Fe use monies from municipal bonds to offer long term low
interest loans to Santa Fe residents to offset the costs of purchasing
solar
electric, solar heating and efficiency measures. The program has passed
through
the City Council with a preliminary 60 day study (completed May 26) and
a proposed
$1 million dollar budget. <br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">We at WildEarth are hoping to
duplicate our efforts with this program in <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
but first we would like the City of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:place></st1:City> to be bold models for this
program. We're hoping to
demonstrate widespread support and interest for the program so as to
justify an
increase in the $1 million dollar budget. We'd like to provide
opportunities
for <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:place></st1:City>
residents to sign up on a waiting list for the program, demonstrating
the need
for an increased budget in the future. We were thinking about hosting
or
collaborating with other organizations for solar events in which
attendees
could learn about the new program and sign up on a waiting list. I
would love
to know if there are any such opportunities with NMSEA in <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:place></st1:City> to
achieve such objectives. Wouldn't
it be great to highlight all the wonderful technological capital
already
present in the RE sector in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Santa
Fe</st1:place></st1:City>,
and then broadcast opportunities for citizen involvement? We're still
brainstorming such ideas, so any suggestions you might have on how to
build a
large list of interested <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Santa
Fe</st1:City></st1:place>
parties would be very much appreciated. <br style="">
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Please contact me to get a letter
of support and fact sheet for the program. <br>
Rebecca Sobel, 505.988.9126 x1152<b style=""><o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:rsobel at wildearthguardians.org">rsobel at wildearthguardians.org</a>&gt;<b
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style="">_______________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style="">THE <st1:State
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State>
CLEAN ENERGY UPDATE<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b style="">NEWS PROGRAMS ON LOCAL
PUBLIC RADIO STATIONS<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">The New Mexico Clean Energy Update
is a series of thirteen weekly radio news reports, <br>
five minutes in duration starting April 14, 2008. These will be
broadcast on
public radio station KUNM FM 89.9 and over other public radio stations
throughout <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>.
You'll also be able to listen online at KUNM's web site [<a
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These news reports address a wide range of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> clean energy topics. We
hope <br>
you'll make a point to listen in!</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">The New Mexico Clean Energy Update
is produced by Vision Trust, Inc. through a grant <br>
from the New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division. Learn
more
about <br>
New Mexico Clean Energy Programs at <a
 href="http://www.CleanEnergyNM.org">www.CleanEnergyNM.org</a></p>
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