I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy Book Chat by Ms. Greenwood. I especially love books written by New Mexico authors and every month she reviews an interesting array of books for all readers. I regularly follow-up her reviews with a purchase of one or more. Thanks for supporting New Mexico authors and readers, alike. What better way to use electricity than to read.
Jo Ann Emerson's guest commentary in the August Enchantment was based on a worn out premise. Its advocacy of coal-based energy is bad for New Mexico, America and the planet. It is backwards-looking and lacks the vision and courage that our electric cooperatives need to put in place. It is 2013, time to responsibly and vigorously embrace renewable energy. Ms. Emerson should be leading the way with innovation and foresight, not yearning for the non-renewable and environmentally damaging energy dependencies of the past. In New Mexico, more jobs, a flourishing economy and a cleaner environment need not be mutually exclusive. We try to do our part, and have installed a small grid-tied photovoltaic system at our residence. We are not wealthy, so this represents our commitment to clean energy and willingness to balance our desire for low energy costs with our recognition of the need to move definitively towards responsible energy policies and sources. We expect as much from our electric coop. Ms. Emerson - as a rural electric coop member - I urge you to use your unique role as NRECA CEO to lead the way towards a greener and brighter energy future for rural New Mexico and America.
We have already distributed half of the books to our offices and will be able to circulate them all very soon to our rural patrons. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness and it was a lovely surprise to learn that you were aware of our bookmobile stops in rural New Mexico. It is the generosity of organizations such as yours that make our program such a success.