Clean Energy Solutions

Clean Energy Solutions

Copenhagen Climate Conference, From the Inside

Our Future

Dec. 2009 - Ken Hughes, Rio Grande Chapter Conservation Chair, attended the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. This is his insider's view of that conference.

Clean Energy Legislation Primer

U.S. Capitol

Read about the various federal legislation alternatives on carbon emission regulation that will create a more balanced playing field that will facilitate local job growth.

Climate Change Needs Urgent Action

Wind turbines

Nov. 17, 2009 - We are fortunate that Senators Bingaman and Udall, and Representative Lujan believe that global climate change is a serious problem that must be addressed. But they need your calls, emails, or letters to let them know that their constituents support strong action.

Santa Fe County and City Pass Resolution Supporting Federal Climate Change Action

Senators Bingaman Udall

Nov. 2009 - Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution to support federal legislation on climate change and support for a green economy.

Victory for new ABQ building codes

ABQ satellite view

Oct. 2009 - The Sierra Club and Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) led the effort to ensure that the “2009 Interim Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code (2009 Interim AECC)” was adopted by the Albuquerque City Council.

Taos Rallies for Climate Change Legislation

Taos 350 day

Oct. 24, 2009, Sierra Club volunteers from Sentinels—Rios de Taos
combined with Amigos Bravos, Rivers and Birds, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, and other environmentally oriented organizations in Taos to
raise public awareness about global warming.

Sierra Club Engages Hundreds on Climate Action

Oct. 24, 2009 - Supported by Conservation Voters New Mexico (Molly Brook, CVNM's Global Warming Program Associate) and New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, the Sierra Club's October 24th event for's International Day of Climate Action outside the Albuquerque Aquarium attracted numerous volunteers and hundreds of visitors, young and old, who submitted statements on the importance of climate action and signed petitions urging adoption of the City's Climate Action Plan.

LANL Technology quantifies Climate Change Actions

Oct. 20, 2009 - Quantifying our actions in regard to climate change is the purpose of LANL’s model CLimate Energy Assessment for Resiliency—CLEAR.

Environmental Groups, Southwest Tribes Stand Together to Promote Clean, Renewable Energy

SW tribes

October 1, Flagstaff, Arizona — As Hopi and Navajo leaders in the American Southwest evaluate their energy policies, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups remain committed to working with their tribal partners to find clean energy solutions that work for everyone.

Energy Audit: First step in developing your energy plan

Green Plug

Dexter Coolidge, Northern New Mexico Group Conservation Chair, reports on his energy audit that he had completed prior to his investments in solar thermal and solar PV...

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