Statewide Newsletter – April 2014

Published on April 1, 2014

Dear Green Chamber Members and Friends,  Spring is here and the Green Chamber is moving into high gear. We are excited to be participating in the one-year anniversary of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument with a celebration at Taos Mesa Brewery on April 5th.  Not only do National Monuments preserve public lands for future [...]

New Mexico Green Chamber CEO Takes Long View on Renewables

Published on March 25, 2014

By Garry Boulard Construction Reporter News March 17, 2014 By normal standards, the recently-concluded 2014 session of the New Mexico State Legislature was hardly a roaring success for the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber was particularly enthusiastic about the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit bill, which made it out of the House [...]

PUBLIC LANDS: One year later, Rio Grande national monument boosting northern N.M. economy

Published on March 20, 2014

E&E Newsroom PM: An E&E Publishing Services Thursday, March 20, 2014 Scott Streater, E&E reporter   Nearly a year after President Obama designated the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, residents and business leaders in north-central New Mexico say the monument is fulfilling its promise as an economic driver in the region. Business leaders in [...]

Press Release: Business, civic leaders celebrate Rio Grande del Norte National Monument’s One-Year Anniversary

Published on March 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2014 Contact: Laura E. Sanchez, 505-401-9441 Chris Cervini, 505-980-6110   Business, civic leaders celebrate Rio Grande del Norte National Monument’s One-Year Anniversary Evidence shows early economic bump, Taos business owners look forward to increasing economic benefits from national monument  Taos, NM – Business owners in New Mexico are celebrating the new Rio [...]

In the News: State Of NM Building One-Stop-Shop Website For Businesses

Published on March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014   SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico is hoping that simplifying its online business processes will help make the state more competitive in attracting business. During this year’s legislative session, Representative Lucky Varela was the House sponsor of Senate Bill 9, “The One-Stop Business Portal Act,” which the governor has since signed into law. According [...]

Press Release: Governor Signs Alternative Fuel Bill

Published on March 17, 2014

Contact: Erika Martinez (505)986-4819 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2014 Governor Signs Alternative Fuel Bill Benefits State’s Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Advocates Santa Fe, NM –Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 30 (HB 30) sponsored by Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales (D-42-Taos) and Senate Majority Whip Tim Keller (D-17-Bernalillo). The legislation adjusts and equalizes tax rates among different fuel [...]

Press Release: New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce Applauds Protection of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands by President Obama

Published on March 10, 2014

New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce Applauds Protection of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands by President Obama Chamber Also Encourages Similar Action to Establish Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument The New Mexico and Las Cruces Green Chambers of Commerce are embracing President Obama’s designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County, California. The area [...]

Statewide Newsletter – March 2014

Published on March 4, 2014

Dear Green Chamber Members and Friends,  The 2014 Legislative Session is behind us and we are looking towards upcoming activities this Spring. We had a very successful Legislative Action Day and Reception, read more about below in this month’s newsletter. We did not see any roll backs on tax credits that help many of our [...]

Statewide Newsletter – February 2014

Published on February 3, 2014

Dear Green Chamber Members and Friends,  It’s already February and 2014 is off to an exciting start! Last month, Las Cruces hosted a visit by U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Close to 800 people showed up, with the overwhelming majority in support of the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monument. Senators Udall and [...]

Press Release: New Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Photo Book Puts Faces on Broad Support for National Monument

Published on January 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2014 Contact: Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy, 505-469-4060; Chris Cervini, 505-980-6110 New Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Photo Book Puts Faces on Broad Support for National Monument Digital book tells story of diverse New Mexicans, leaders and business owners who support monument designation SANTA FE, N.M. –New Energy Economy this week released a digital photo book featuring [...]