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Public Service Company of New Mexico details plan to shut coal plant

Steve Terrell | Santa Fe New Mexican Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state’s largest electrical utility, filed a plan with the state Public Regulation Commission to replace its coal-fired generation from the San Juan coal plant, saying the proposal would save residential customers an average of $7.11 a month in the first year [read more…]


New Mexico utility charts closure for coal-fired power plant

Susan Montoya Bryan | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility on Monday submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, replacing the lost power and pricing the cost to customers. The filing with the Public Regulation Commission comes as a new state law [read more…]


Methane rules up for debate as drilling booms in New Mexico

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants New Mexico to craft its own rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas development as the rollback of federal regulations remains tangled in a legal fight. The industry says it has a roadmap that will help. Environmentalists [read more…]


Air, Land and Water: NM Lawmakers by the Numbers

Roz Brown | Public News Service SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico environmental advocates say the state took a step forward during the 2019 legislative session by passing bills that address renewable energy and public health, but is lagging in solar-energy development. Conservation Voters New Mexico has released its statewide Conservation Scorecard for the 2019 [read more…]


Shift to renewable energy advances in New Mexico Senate

By Steve Terrell | Santa Fe New Mexican Backers of the controversial Energy Transition Act — which is meant to ensure the shuttering of a massive coal-burning power plant in San Juan County and push New Mexico toward more reliance on renewable energy — won a victory Saturday when a state Senate committee gave the [read more…]


The energy transition we’ve been waiting for

By Stephanie Maez and Demis Foster | Published by the Associated Press We have a generational opportunity to reduce carbon in New Mexico, through the double-sided coin of increasing our state’s renewable energy portfolio, the leading climate priority for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and retiring the San Juan Generating Station in San Juan County, a [read more…]


NM Legislators to Consider 100-Percent Carbon-Free Energy Bill

Roz Brown | Public News Service – NM SANTA FE, N.M. – Legislation aiming for a New Mexico future that is 100 percent carbon-free was introduced Thursday in the state Senate. The Energy Transition Bill, SB 489, sets an interim milestone of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, 80 percent by 2040 and a 100 [read more…]


NM Lawmaker’s Solar Push Recognized for Environmental Justice

Roz Brown | Public News Service – NM SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico legislators are considering a bill that would bring community solar development to the state and expand benefits to all residents – even renters, or households that have unsuitable roofs or lack financial resources for solar installations. The Community Solar Act, co-sponsored [read more…]


Bill seeks changes to state renewable energy standard

By Sarah Halasz Graham | The Santa Fe New Mexican Ask representatives from New Mexico’s three public utility companies if they’re poised to comply with a state mandate to sell 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, and the answer is likely to be a resounding yes. A deeper dive paints a more complex picture. According [read more…]


Governor Lujan Grisham will return everyday New Mexican voices to the center of our state government

By Demis Foster for Conservation Voters New Mexico With Michelle Lujan Grisham at the helm, New Mexicans can be assured that their voice will be heard, creating a metamorphosis of how our state operates and who our government serves. We at CVNM have been working hard to ensure the incoming administration reflects New Mexicans’ shared [read more…]