Paul Gibson and his wife, Roxanne Barber came to Santa Fe in 2012. Since arriving in Santa Fe they have been involved in the development of the Academy of Sustainability Education at Santa Fe High, as volunteers with Master Gardeners, New Energy Economy, and other local efforts. Most recently they coordinated the SantaFe4Bernie campaign, an effort that took advice from Bernie and focused locally, morphing into Retake the Roundhouse. Retake the Roundhouse worked with other advocacy groups around the state to support nine important races, winning seven of them and contributing to NM being the only state legislature in the country that turned blue in the last election. They now are exiting from partisan election processes and have created Retake Our Democracy, a 501-c-4 non-profit organization that tried to make daily activism easier by providing a wide range of resources, information and tools that empower and activate supporters.
Hell No to HB 12, the 2023 Version of Hydra Hydrogen!
HB12 Advanced Energy Technology Act is one of the worst bills of this or any session, and this blog has required 3-4 complete revisions to wind up as it is. Sadly, there is no black and white here, only gauzy… Read More ›
The Roundhouse: Where Everything is Clear as Gauze
Bills with torturously unclear titles, late meeting announcements, bipartisan votes in every hearing, civil debate, and dignified discussions, good bills being slammed with industry misinformation and bad bills described in terms like economic justice, and renewables. It is all Roundhouse… Read More ›
The Research is in: Local Choice Energy Lowers Rates, Provides Greater Reliability & Accelerates Transition to Renewables
Today, we report on a big win in Mountain View and the conclusions drawn from three large studies of Local Choice Energy. A just released University of Massachusetts study, outlines extraordinary potential from LCE. The study follows studies done by… Read More ›
Game ON!! Tomorrow, We Need to Pack Senate Rules
URGENT: Call to Action Today & Tuesday: Show Up for Local Choice Energy
There are no panaceas, but Local Choice Energy is as close to a panacea for NM transitioning to renewables as we will see in this session. But the monopoly utilities are lying through their teeth and will stop at nothing… Read More ›
Back Door Hydrogen, the Kind Where the Leg. Says NO and the Guv Says YES
Today, we offer updates and actions on Local Choice Energy and the Green Amendment, and then we discuss HB 174 Underground Injection Fund, a new bill that reveals much about what the Governor and her administration can do without legislative… Read More ›