NMSEA Webinar Series
Abstract: The New Mexico oil industry has gone bust, and the ongoing climate emergency demands that we shift to a sustainable economy – but how? NMSEA board member Tom Solomon will cover the urgency of bold climate action, why the oil industry is economically unsustainable and can no longer be the basis of the NM economy, and how we can shift to a cleaner sustainable economy without it. Join us, and for the Q&A to follow.
Tom Solomon, board member of NMSEA and co-coordinator of 350.org New Mexico, is a retired electrical engineer. During his 34 year career at Intel in semiconductor manufacturing he led the team which built and ramped their Fab 11X Rio Rancho microprocessor factory in 2001, a $2B Fab which employed 4,000 people at its peak. He also led the efforts to build Intel’s first (10kW) solar array in NM in 2008, and a larger 100kw solar array in 2011.