NM State Legislature

The 2016 30 day “Short Session” ended without approval of the bill to extend the state tax credit for RE. NM’s 10% tax credit for residential solar will expire at the end of 2016. The actual funds that support the PV portion of this tax credit were completely...

NM Coal

Two of the four coal-fired generating units at the San Juan Generating Station will be shut down as part of the EPA San Juan Stipulation Agreement.  Peabody Energy, which declared bankruptcy in April, owns two coal mines near Grants, which they have tried & failed...

​Albuquerque Solar

On September 19, the Albuquerque City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution calling for the City to get 25% of the power for city facilities from solar sources within 9 years.

Confronting Climate Change in NM

A special report from the Union of Concerned Scientists was released in mid-April 2016. This link will download your copy: http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/04/Climate-Change-New-Mexico-fact-sheet.pdf 

Federal Tax Credits

An extension of the Federal renewable energy tax credits was passed as a part of the Dec 2015 Federal budget deal. This will result in significantly more solar & wind capacity being installed in the US.