KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Thursday-Friday, 8/26/10-8/27/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Gail Getzwiller, Mountain Empire Energy Project, talks about the Project that encourages and supports renewable energy installations in the “Mountain Empire.”  Thursday, she says “green” energy projects promise to boost the local economy.  Included, she says, are green building design & materials, energy generation, and sustainable agriculture services.  On Friday's show, Getzwiller, sayspParticipants in the Project, are committed to preservation and conservation, and to economic stimulation and the lower energy costs.  She says high employment concentration in a particular green segment indicates an area of strength and comparative advantage for a state. She said core green businesses provide alternatives to carbon-based energy sources, conserve the use of energy and all natural resources and reduce pollution.