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PV – EV Club Takes off!

PV – EV Club Takes off!

They came and we conquered! We had 14 electric cars, an electric bike and an e-motorcycle! We were joined by NM Senator Bill Tallman (D-18), students from UNM who are building an electric race car, and one building a solar boat, as well as by representatives from PNM...

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We MUST Focus

We MUST Focus

I used to like to light things on fire when I was a kid. Did you ever do this? There was something powerful and magical about using a magnifying glass to turn sunlight into fire. Light turns to flame! No match, no chemicals, just sunlight. Sunlight is astonishing We...

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Flat Earth and going Fossil Fuel Free

Flat Earth and going Fossil Fuel Free

My son returned to visit from college during spring break. He goes to a large university,having a wide diversity of students with differing views and opinions. What disturbed him recently (and me), though, were a handful of students he met who had a different view of...

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Letter from the President

Letter from the President

My dear friends and fellow climate change warriors, I have a dream! I have a dream that our electric companies are proclaimed heroes, for delaying short-term corporate profits in the whole-scale push to 100% RE. I have a dream that our state LEADS the way to a...

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The Latest NMSEA Videos on YouTube

The full 13-part Renewable New Mexico Video Series plus information-packed Seminar Presentations from the Spring & Fall 2014 Solar Fiestas are now on the NMSEA YouTube Channel. John Perlin, the author of Let it Shine: the 6,000-Year History of Solar Energy, was...

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NMSEA Local Chapters

Local NMSEA Chapters in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Silver City, Alamogordo, Los Alamos, Las Vegas and Taos participate in community events & organize regular meetings.  Check out the What's Happening - News & Events link and the NMSEA Chapters links for more...

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NM PRC Decisions

The NM Public Regulatory Commission regulates all public utilities in New Mexico.  On Dec 16, 2015 the PRC approved the final San Juan Generating Station Plan to retire 2 of the 4 San Juan coal-fired units in order to meet EPA pollution rules. On September 28, 2016...

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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 used up...

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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...

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NMSEA Updates



The Fixer
OMG! So funny and appropriate to call it Funny or Die! AND even more applicable as electricity is a clean power if made by clean renewable energy like wind, sun, geothermal, and hydro.


UNM’s Solar Splash Team Wins!
UNM’s Solar Splash team takes home multiple awards at international competition. The University of New Mexico’s Solar Splash team won 10 awards during the Solar Splash competition June 5-9, 2018 in Springfield, Ohio. They presented at our Speaker Series for some great networking and displayed at our 2018 Solar Fiesta.


NMSEA supports Environment Day
Board members and others helped make the day a great success for renewable energy which, BTW, is better than fossil fuel combustion for the environment. Period!


24-Hour Solar Energy
Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast. How about it Four Corners region? Sell those clean electrons to California!


Solar (PV) Installers
List: Local NM Companies. These are all homegrown and work in various parts of our state.


ASES - Our Parent Organization
Solar Conference August 2018 in Boulder Colorado.


Utility Helps Wean Vermonters From the Electric Grid
I wonder if we could get PNM to become a B Corp?

NM Updates



Want To Ban New Gas & Diesel Cars? Look To Sweden To See How It’s Done
And we need to plan for no one wanting our oil and gas.


NM Climate Change Action - Dec 2019
In my opinion, Athena, it has a few flaws 1) low Methane impact since the 100 year comparison number of 25 x that of CO2 was used 2) No clear goals for anything except in electric generation. That said "As directed in the Order, the Interagency Climate Change Task Force submitted a report to the governor this fall, putting on full display our climate-conscious path forward as a state."


Fuel Cell Buses & Trucks
As a possibility for ART? Tie hydrogen production to the renewable portfolio standard? Can be made from water (clean) or traditionally from natural gas (yikes!)


Find community solar projects near you
Will NM pass the Community Solar Act this year? Cross your fingers.


Gov. Lujan Grisham signs Executive Order
She committed New Mexico to essential climate change action on Clean Energy Day at the Roundhouse.


NM Solar (PV) Installers
Local NM Companies. These are all homegrown and work in various parts of our state. This list is only a partial list.


KiloNewton LLC - One of those "other" Solar Companies
Our newest business member. We're looking at creating a Clean Biz Directory on this site.


PACE Fund NM - another one of those "other" solar companies
Investing in a Clean Energy future in NM. Much needed capital for projects.


California: A model for the world
Hey New Mexico! California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!" We should do it too! Electric utilities become the hero.


New Mexico: Unearthed
Some beautiful footage of our state and thought provoking insight into our state's TRUE fossil fuel history. They recognize the benefits and TRUE costs.


California utilities race to charge your electric car, bus, forklift
We also have a chance with the VW Settlement monies. Contact our Environmental Department at vw.info@state.nm.us or (505) 476-4300. Tell them: we want electrification, not more diesel or even natural gas! Cover the difference in cost and pay for charging infrastructure.


Solar Toolkit
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico for local governments, power providers, Tribes, rural businesses, school, and jobs


Albuquerque goes Renewables!
With new mayor Tim Keller at the helm, we can finally move forward with a forward thinking plan.


PNM Real Time Renewable Energy
Serving PNM Customers Right Now. Updated in 15 min increments. Sun, wind and geothermal sources compared to usage.


Water is one big issue in the Southwest!
Gas and oil companies only want to talk about the $$$...for them. They tout the economic benefit, but again it's only for a few. In truth, fracking causes more problems than its worth especially considering the water usage in the very dry climate we call home. Fracking in our backyard? Better be prepared or your water's at risk. Go Solar!


Powur
Looking to enter our market with bonuses for sales!


climate change WILL impact U.S. economy, infrastructure and more
Scroll down to near the bottom. It's a lot of charts, but take a moment and use your noggin to see the writing on the wall. FYI Natural gas WAS the bridge. It's crumbling fast and we need to get to the other side! Clean renewable energy.

National Updates



Tesla Given Green Light To Generate Electricity In The UK
Ooops, thought it said U.S. But certainly makes sense for us here, as well, since Tesla is an American company.


Declining greenhouse gas emissions are The Daily 202's Big Idea
good news – and bad news. Coronavirus, U.S. , and France. Maybe we should adopt ecology, democracy, and solidarity for this 2020 election.


California: A model for the world
California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!"


High-speed Rail
Fast, new system being built in Texas to link Houston and Dallas? Drops carbon emissions down 90% compared to driving, flying, and conventional rail. Add renewables?! Even better!


CSP instead of Coal or Nuclear
Let the sun make electricity on a utility scale with both electric generation AND storage capability. At our very own Sandia Labs.


Solar Plus Batteries Beat Out Natural Gas In Two US Electricity Markets
Hooray! We should insist there be ZERO new gas plants.


Harvard-Yale football game disrupted by student climate protest
Not sure American media covered this event.


R1T - Rivian for Truck lovers
Watch the video and imagine yourself in one. Taking preorders now for your adventure pleasures in second half of 2020...Next year! Can you believe it?


Australia has enough
solar, wind storage in pipeline to go 100% renewables...by 2030?!


MEGA-BATTERY SAVES SOUTH AUSTRALIA $35 MILLION IN FOUR MONTHS
It looks like it could be the best energy investment South Australia made. Batteries for wind power.


U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials
Scientist speak up! Should we listen and take action? Or just find excuses to do nothing? NMSEA leads the action! Stop (fossil fuel burning), Drop (the shop til you drop attitude, and ROLL! (electrify cars, buses, and trucks)


American University is Carbon Neutral
UNM students want their campus to be powered by 100% Clean Renewable Energy. How can we help them?


MN Community Solar
Yes! Why not everywhere, especially NM!?

Earth Updates



Hummer Electric Truck & The “Quiet Revolution” — Part 1
Super Bowl Ads Announce Hummer Electric Truck & “The “Quiet Revolution” — Part 1


The fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever.
It's some rare good climate news with some discouraging realities. A cornered animal is going to fight and fight hard...be on your guard! This is the time to be firm and move quickly to clean energy...BTW, electricity IS clean, it's just how it's made we need to address. Get involved.


Climate change causes: A blanket around the Earth
Climate Change Denier= Flat Earther. If you can ignore one kind of science you might as well go for it all!


Three years to safeguard our climate
From a scientific journal. We need SMACKDOWN of GHG emissions.


ELON MUSK'S MEGA-BATTERY SAVES SOUTH AUSTRALIA $35 MILLION IN FOUR MONTHS
It looks like it could be the best energy investment South Australia made.


California: A model for the world
California passed and adopted a bill requiring 100 percent of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045! MIT touts, "California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world!"


9 questions about climate change
you were too embarrassed to ask.


Global temperature change (1850-2016)
All scientific organizations agree that we ARE undergoing climate change! We can still make a difference...Go SOLAR!


Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now
Confirmation of what solar ambassadors have said would come soon!