Webinar: Making the Most of New Mexico’s Clean Energy Transition

Speaker: Seth Blumsack, Professor of Energy Policy and Economics, Santa Fe Institute and Penn State University New Mexico has enacted one of the most aggressive targets in the U.S. to achieve a zero-carbon electricity grid, the Energy Transition Act. There is a lot of work to come in order to achieve this goal, but simply meeting the targets set by the Energy Transition Act leaves a lot of potential value on the table, in terms of clean energy achievement and leveraging clean energy policy for economic development. Dr. Blumsack will discuss a recent Santa Fe Institute workshop report that discusses strategies to achieve renewable electricity goals at the maximum possible benefit, and to use decarbonization in the power grid to achieve broader clean energy gains. FREE  Q&A to follow. Seth Blumsack is on the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute, and is Professor of Energy Policy and Economics and International Affairs in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State University. He also directs Penn State’s interdisciplinary Center for Energy Law and Policy. Dr. Blumsack holds a B.A. in math and economics from Reed College, an M.S. in economics and a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, both from Carnegie-Mellon. He has studied regulation and technology transition in the electricity industry for twenty-five years.

Turn off the Gas

Transitioning to an all-electric home is the wave of the future and a climate imperative. So, want to get off propane or natural gas heating? Find out how you can use the latest electric heat pump technology to replace your home's gas furnace and hot water heater. Join our panel of homeowners who have taken the plunge!  Monday, February 22, 2021. 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Zoom Meeting ID: 889 7179 2608. Passcode: 819988.

ASES 51st Annual International Conference

UNM Student Union Building Ballroom 1, Albuquerque, NM, United States

NMSEA's parent organization, the American Solar Energy Society presents...


50th Anniversary SOLAR FIESTA!

UNM Cornell Mall 110 Cornell St NE, Albuquerque, NM, United States

Come on down to our free and fun event!


Speakers Series – The talk your Co-op Does Not Want You To Hear!

Tune in to hear how Kit Carson Rural Electric Co-op (KCEC) achieved the lowest Co-op rates in New Mexico with 100% solar-powered electricity on summer days. Your co-op can too! KCEC not only built its own solar arrays to achieve the lowest co-op electricity rates in the state but did so by leaving Tri-State Transmission and Generation Association, Inc., the coal-heavy, Colorado-based co-op. Tri-State supplies electricity to almost all of New Mexico’s Rural Electric Co-ops. Solar-generated electricity costs one-third of the cost of coal-generated electricity. In this talk, Luis Reyes will explain how KCEC bought out its contract, inspired other co-ops to exit and is now able to supply its members with 100 percent renewable solar during summer days.