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New Mexico Could Take Lead On Clean Energy

Oct 12, 2017

The Trump Administration announced this week that they’re going to pull the plug on the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era clean energy initiative. Local clean energy advocates are calling for state regulators to hurry up and take the lead on addressing climate change. 

Steve Michel, the Chief of Policy Development at Western Resource Advocates, said state regulators have an important part to play in reducing New Mexico’s greenhouse gas emissions.  

“Given the rollback at the federal level for any effort to consider or address climate change,” said Michel, “it’s now important that states and localities pick up that mantle and move forward.” 

The state Public Regulation Commission voted Wednesday to host workshops on a state clean energy standard that would require utilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4 percent every year until 2040.
  
Where:

  • New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • PERA Building
  • 1120 Paseo De Peralta
  • Santa Fe, NM 87504 

When:

  • October 18, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.