Westside Forum June 2012 Jason Marks, PRC: Renewable Energy in NM

Saturday, June 16th, 3 – 4 pm

Come hear New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Jason Marks speak on

Renewable Energy in New Mexico

Get an up-date on what is happening with renewable energy resources in New Mexico and what the future might hold.

speaker bio.

Free & open to all (donations gratefully accepted).

Where: 1650 Abrazo Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM

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A Renewable Energy Standard that requires us to get 20 percent of our energy from renewable sources by 2020 would create:

  • 820,000 new jobs from renewable energy development
  • $66.7 billion in new capital investment
  • $25.6 billion in income to farmers, ranchers, and rural landowners
  • $2 billion in new local tax revenues
  • $10.5 billion in lower electricity and natural gas bills by 2020 (growing to $31.8 billion by 2030)
  • Reductions in global warming pollution equal to taking 36.4 million cars off the road

http://www.sierraclub.org/energy/renewables/

Energy Efficiency is Easy and Saves you Money

The cleanest way to meet our electricity needs is by using less of it in the first place. By planning intelligently and using existing technology, we can cut our electricity consumption and slow down the meter. Improving energy efficiency lowers energy bills, eliminates the need for new power plants, increases our energy security, and keeps our environment clean.

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The third Saturday of each month the UUWC Social Action Committee hosts people making change in NM and nationally.  Come learn with us as they share their insights on crucial issues and tell how we can make a difference.  UUWC – SAC supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, an international organization working to promote social justice and humanitarian programs in the U.S. and worldwide.  We also support gay rights and participate in the annual ABQ Gay Pride Parade.

Aldo Leopold in New Mexico

Saturday, April 21, 3pm at UUWC

Don Becker, UU Westside Social Action Committee and Westside Forum chair, announces:

Anthony “Tony” Anella  presenting

Aldo Leopold in New Mexico & New Mexico in Aldo Leopold.

Admission is free; donations are accepted. Please calendar the event and tell your friends about this opportunity to learn more about the practical aspects and issues related to ecology through the life of a major pioneer for modern environmental concerns and issues.

Aldo Leopold authored the environmental classics: A Sand County Almanac and Round River. He worked for the Forest Service as well as being a naturalist, educator, and writer. He promoted a land ethic based upon “How can we live on the land without spoiling it?” Thinking Like a Mountain!

Mr. Anella is board secretary of the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Wisconsin and as a board member of the New Mexico Land Conservancy.  Mr. Anella is an artist, a writer, a designer, and an architect.  The professional accomplishment he is most proud of is the protection from development of 30,828 acres of the Montosa Ranch with a conservation easement.  This project is profiled in SAVING THE RANCH: Conservation Easement Design in the American West, Island Press (2004), which Mr.Anella co-authored with John B. Wright.