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 V.14 No.47 | November 24 - 30, 2005 
Bernard Stuart, general manager of Matrix Solar, says solar power is booming internationally and Albuquerque would be wise to get in on the ground floor of an expanding market for renewable energy.
Wes Naman

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The City Renewable

Albuquerque has the potential to lead the way in renewable energyso what are we doing to make it a reality?

If the city's politicians can turn policy into reality, Albuquerque could someday be The City Renewable.

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Bill Comes Clean

What the governor is doing for renewable energy

In the past few years, Gov. Bill Richardson has repeatedly been quoted saying he plans to make New Mexico the “Saudi Arabia of renewable energy.” So how is the former Energy Secretary keeping his promise? And whatbesides declaring New Mexico a “clean energy state” and mugging through photo ops while switching from a Lincoln Navigator to a hybrid Ford Escape SUVhas the governor done to make New Mexico a more efficient, more alternative energy kind of state?

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City Renewable Energy Initiative

Signed into city law last September, the initiative has nine main goals, which include:

• To develop a program that provides tax incentives and credits to companies that manufacture solar energy products or technologies.

• For all city-owned buildings and facilities to use 15 percent renewable energy within seven yearsand for all new city-owned buildings over 100,000 square feet to be equipped with renewable energy technologies that would generate 25 percent of the building's energy.

• To expand current city investments in energy efficiency and to add investments in renewable technologies. (Currently, the city spends 1 percent of its capital improvements money on energy conservation projects.)

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Today's Events

We Are Together at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Paul Taylor's moving film tells the story of young singers in a South African orphanage's Agape Choir who use music to overcome hardships.

7th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest at Isleta Resort & Casino

¡Globalquerque!: Oumar Konaté • The Cowboy Way • Lo'Jo • Golem • Gaby Moreno and more at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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