Friday, March 11, 2011

Note to the Governor

Stop wasting your time on GOP wedge issues like immigrants and drivers licenses and get to work on job creation and public works programs.  For example, while New Mexico's unemployment rate grew last month, there was one shining example where jobs are being created.  And that is in the renewable energy sector.

If you have any real economists working for you that aren't former campaign workers have them look at the annual report from the Solar Energy Industries Association.  This report holds great promise for New Mexico.

The Solar Market grew 67% from 2009 to 2010.  New Mexico was a player.  Solar is the future and I would suggest you start a debate with the legislature that takes the millions of dollars in subsidies we give to the oil and gas industry and shift it to Solar Energy Development.  That would certainly make you look visionary and courageous.  After looking at this report from your oil and gas donors it would be one of the most heroic acts in our state's political history.

2 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Forget what I said about running for senator. Run for governor.

You can fly down to Hatch any time you want to "survey" the chili fields.

John said...

Thanks for keeping the discussion open. I agree that renewable energy, solar and wind, is a key part of this state's future.