[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Thu Mar 25 13:48:08 MDT 2010

*Hi Solar Enthusiasts!**
Here are the Latest News, Events, and Announcements from NMSEA! *

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***** MARCH 31: Santa Fe Green Drinks - Santa Fe   
***** MARCH 31: Webinar Optimizing the Benefits of Tax and Other 
Incentives in Renewable Energy Financing               
*** APRIL 1: Clean Energy Jobs Albuquerque -ABQ
*** **APRIL 2: NMSEA Silver City Chapter Meeting -Silver City
*** **APRIL 24: Silver City Earth Day Event -Silver City*


*MARCH 31: Santa Fe Green Drinks*
*6:30 pm at Back Road Pizza, 1807 Second Street

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at 
informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

Green Drinks hosts a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, 
government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just 
say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to 
whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know 
and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, 
so there's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, 
self-organizing network. ******

For more information please contact programs at santafealliance.com

*MARCH 31: Webinar Optimizing the Benefits of Tax and Other Incentives 
in Financing Renewable Energy Projects
1:00pm -- 2:30pm EDT*

The section 1603 grant program created by the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 recently entered its second year. Section 1603 
has transformed the renewable energy industry from one in the doldrums 
to an industry revitalized. But what does the future hold for section 
1603 and will recent legislative efforts to limit the grant program 
create a new uncertainty in renewable energy financing?

Unfortunately, section 1603 is set to expire at the end of 2010, except 
for projects that have commenced construction. Recently, the prospects 
for extending section 1603 were dimmed when Senator Charles E. Schumer 
(N.Y.), and three other Democratic senators, sponsored a bill that would 
place limitations on receipt of the grant. Developers, lenders, 
investors and their counsel all need to know whether and how they can 
fit under section 1603 and, if they can, how to optimize their deal 
structures, including the interface between the section 1603 grant and 
the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Programs and any related NEPA 
compliance issues. Those who, for whatever reason, cannot qualify for 
section 1603 need to understand what comes next: PTCs, ITCs, or maybe 
some variation on 1603, and how those transactions should be designed.

Please join Infocast and Stoel Rives for a 90-minute webinar and panel 
discussion on project financing of renewable energy projects to maximize 
the benefit of tax and other incentives that may be available. Stoel 
Rives is a Chambers-rated leader in renewable energy law.


Moderator : *Edward Einowski*, /Partner/, STOEL RIVES LLP


*APRIL 1: Clean Energy Jobs Albuquerque
9am - 1:30pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center*

**Albuquerque community leaders are inviting you to come together and 
make our city a front runner in creating clean-energy jobs.  Together we 
can create careers and business opportunities, save families money, and 
improve our environment by making it easy to outfit our homes and 
businesses with clean-energy technology.

 RSVP:  http://greenforall.org/rsvp

Contact Julie at greenforall.org <mailto:Julie at greenforall.org>


*APRIL 2: NMSEA Silver City Chapter Meeting
5:30 - 7pm at Isaac's House: 200 N. Bullard, Silver City

For more information, please contact Cissy McAndrew: 575 538-1337

*APRIL 24: Silver City Earth Day Event *
*10am - 2pm Penny Park, Silver City

NMSEA & other sustainably-minded organizations will gather in Penny Park 
to celebrate Earth Day.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Smith: 575 388-2343



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