Clean Energy Conference

When: Monday, January 28th, 2pm – 8pm

Where: Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E Barcelona Road, Santa Fe [map]

Conference Fee: $15 all day, $5 students, $10 for evening speakers only

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2:00 pm Registration
3:00 pm Opening speaker – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
A Vision for New Mexico and the Planet 
3:30 pm How to be an Effective Grassroots Lobbyist
4:00 pm Learn the Details of Climate Legislation (breakout sessions)

Tax Based Solutions

  • Overall Picture & Moderator: James Jimenez – NM Voices for Children 
  • NM Carbon Fee and Dividend Bill: Wendi Odai & Santa Fe Prep student
  • Solar Tax Credit: Sen.Mimi Stewart 
  • Electric Vehicle Tax Credit: Kevin Groenewold 

Utility Based Solutions

  • Overall Picture & Moderator: Regina Wheeler – City of Santa Fe 
  • Renewable Portfolio Standard: Sanders Moore, Rep. Nathan Small 
  • Securitization: Camilla Feibelman, Sen. Jacob Candelaria 
  • Energy Storage: Noah Long, Rep. Abbas Akhil, Industry: Ron Flax-Davidson (invited) 

Other Electric Solutions

  • Overall Picture & Moderator: Luis Reyes, Kit Carson 
  • Efficient Energy Use Act/EV Bills: Tammy Fiebelkorn, Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino 
  • Community Solar: (Pending) 
  • Solar on State Facilities: Sen. Jeff Steinborn (invited)
  • Competitive Procurement: Mariel Nanasi, Sen. Joseph Cervantes (invited) 

Oil and Gas Solutions

  • Overall Picture & Moderator: Julia Bernal (invited) 
  • OCD restored authority: Mary Feldblum, Sen. Richard Martinez (invited) 
  • Land Office Royalties: Ben Shelton, Comm. Stephanie Garcia Richard 
  • Agency Budgets: Brittany Fallon, Sarah Cottrell Propst (invited) 
  • Chaco Memorial: Mario Atencio, Rep. Derrick Lente (invited) 
6:00 pm Dinner / Networking
A casual meal is included in your registration. Meet the sponsors, co-hosts  and network with fellow activists.
7:00 pm Inspiring Action on Climate Solutions
Open to the public – $10 suggested donation
The Environmental Landscape in New Mexico
Laura Paskus, New Mexico Environmental Reporter Author of the New Mexico Environmental Report

Laura is the environment reporter for NM Political Report, and a correspondent for NM In Focus on KNME-TV. She’s been a reporter, covering New Mexico and western water, climate and energy issues since 2002 when she started her journalism career at High Country News. She’s written for national and regional magazines like The Progressive and Ms. Magazine, local papers like the Santa Fe Reporter, and reported for KUNM 89.9 FM. http://nmpoliticalreport.com/author/laurapaskus/ 

Organizing & Developing Grassroots Power to Create Change
Destiny Watford,  Goldman Environmental Prize winner, environmental activist from Baltimore 

During her high school senior year, Watford attended a play called “Enemy of the People.” The play raised questions about government’s role and moral responsibilities when people’s health and lives are at risk. The play struck a chord with the shy young teenager, and after discussing it with a school advisor, she co-founded Free Your Voice, a student organization dedicated to community rights and social justice. In a community whose environmental rights had long been sidelined to make room for heavy industry, Destiny Watford inspired residents of her Baltimore neighborhood to defeat plans to build the nation’s largest incinerator less than a mile away from her high school. https://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/destiny-watford/ 


Parking: Please park along East Barcelona Road. There is also a parking lot at Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is next to the Temple. Handicap-accessible parking is available in the Temple lot.  Two side streets in the immediate area will be closed using wood saw horses to block parking access — please respect this closure.

Transportation: If you would like to take the train to the Conference, there’s information here. Carpool from Albuquerque: meet at 1pm at the Target a I-25 and Paseo del Norte. Park in the lot just west of the Sprint store.

Hotel: If you need a hotel room, make reservations at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, (505) 982-1851. The reduced room rate for Clean Energy Conference and Lobby Day and the Lands Water and Wildlife Day is $59 per night, $68.11 with taxes. Parking in the motel’s large parking lot will be free. When you make your reservation, make sure you tell them that you are with the Sierra Club’s conference and/or lobby day. The Desert Inn is conveniently located just down the street from the Roundhouse.

Scholarships: If you signed up for a scholarship, we will be in touch in a separate email. All scholarships have been approved. If you requested a scholarship for hotel, we are making those reservations for you.

Hosts & Sponsors

Hosted by Climate Defenders NM, Sierra Club, Temple Beth Shalom

Co-Hosted by 350 NM, Adelante Progressive Caucus, Climate Change Leadership Institute, Climate Reality Project, Conservation Voters NM, Earth Care, Environment NM, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Justice Team, Unitarian Universalist Church, SF Gila Conservation Coalition, Gila Resources Information Project,t Global Warming Express, Green Party Santa Fe, Indivisible Nob Hill, New Energy Economy, NM Interfaith Power & Light, NM Solar Energy Association, Santa Fe Community College, SunPower by Positive Energy Solar, Union of Concerned Scientists, Vote Solar, Western Environmental Law Center

Sponsored by Doris Goodwin Walbridge Foundation, Lannan Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Serendipity Foundation

And Anonymous, CAVU, ChargePoint, Climate Change Leadership Institute, Diane & Ken Reese Garrett’s Desert Inn, Graphic Sky Printers, Green Fire Times, Hotel Santa Fe, John McAndrew, Immanuel Lutheran Church, La Pradera Distinctive Homes ,Maj-Britt & James Eagle, New Energy Economy, NM Community Foundation, PPC Solar Taos, Santa Fe Audio Visual, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Club, Sun Power by Positive Energy Solar

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