Welcome aboard, Gary! There was a fellow from Albuquerque's City Planning Office up here in Reno a few months ago who gave a presentation on the renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts the city has made. It was impressive stuff and light years ahead of my own city.
I'm glad to finally have another mountain commuter here.
My commute is from Reno (4,500ft) over Mount Rose (8,900ft) to Lake Tahoe (6,200ft), a distance of 27 miles. There's not a whole lot that can be done to save FE on a hill climb but if you'd like to dial in what you can just let me know.