Egolf proposes tax districts for solar loans

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican New Mexico homeowners could get loans for solar electricity systems and pay back the money through their property taxes under a bill introduced Tuesday by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe. House Bill 572 would allow counties to establish special assessment districts for solar-energy improvements. Egolf thinks it is the […]

Stubble management can have big benefits

By Sangu Angadi In the semiarid climate of the southern Great Plains, strong winds promote evaporation and wind erosion, while unpredictable precipitation patterns expose crops to severe environmental stresses and the high intensity of rains often leads to water erosion. Strong winds in the region frequently cause wind-blown soil abrasion injury (sand blasting) of delicate […]

Major expansion needed to carry out energy bill

By Freedom Newspapers We oppose most of what’s in the energy bills awaiting Congress’ return from recess because they favor mandates over markets, pie in the sky over practicality and are largely disconnected from reality. It turns out they’re disconnected in a literal sense, too. In a case of putting the renewable energy bandwagon before […]

It’s their business: Solar Shield, Inc.

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Solar Shield, located at 805 N. Norris St., supplies and installs aftermarket automotive equipment. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Solar Shield Inc. Location: 805 N. Norris St. What they do: Sell “everything” for the automotive aftermarket, including audio, video, suspension systems, restyling, custom and standard wheels and tires […]

Solar system’s ninth planet deserves better

By Freedom Newspapers Things were looking so good for Pluto a couple of weeks ago. Scientists meeting in the Czech Republic voted to admit three more heavenly bodies to the family of “planets” orbiting our sun. This pragmatic Planet Definition Committee only submits proposals deemed likely to win approval from two-thirds of the 3,000-member International […]

June 1, 2006 Education Digest

Clovis FLI grads honoredGraduates of the Family Leadership Institute were honored Saturday by Clovis Municipal Schools. Honored were 125 parents who successfully completed the Family Leadership Institute, a national program designed to guide parents through the education system in order to better support their children’s education, according to CMS Director of Federal Programs and Public […]

House passes price-gouging bill

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The House approved a bill — prompted by Hurricane Katrina — that would outlaw price gouging after natural disasters or other states of emergency. The House passed the measure Sunday on a 39-24 vote, sending it to the Senate. During a special session in October, Gov. Bill Richardson had […]

6/19 Agriculture Digest

Organic farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and […]