By Noah Long, Natural Resources Defense Council
The bill will double renewable energy use in the state by 2025, require 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent carbon free electricity generation by 2045. This means New Mexico can quickly transition from dependence on fossil fuels for electricity to joining other states to lead a new clean energy economy. Read more here.
- New Mexico will be the third US state to go 100% renewable, PV Magazine
- Power to the people — community solar works, Santa Fe New Mexican
Written by Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, and Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber
- Southwest States Make Large Strides on Renewable Energy Targets, E&E News, Reprinted by
Scientific American. New Mexico and Nevada are poised to enact far-reaching changes to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Nevada, NV Energy was once viewed as an enemy of
residential solar development after backing state regulators’ attempt to end the practice of net
metering. But the utility acquiesced to efforts to restore net metering and has sought to tout its
renewable ambitions in recent months . . . Public Service Company of New Mexico, the state’s
largest utility, had already pledged to divest itself of all its coal assets by 2031.
MORE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS
Hoboken commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030, The Stute
In a statement released on February 21, 2019, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced that the city of Hoboken, New Jersey will begin purchasing 100% clean, nonpolluting renewable electricity for all municipal facilities starting April of 2019. This includes offices and buildings used for the Hoboken local government, such as city hall.
- Over 200 mayors have taken Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign pledge.
- Kansas City, MO pledges carbon-free government by next year, Smart Cities Dive
- New clean energy legislation in Illinois has customer and community needs at its core,
Environmental Defense Fund
- Boise sets course for energy future: 100 percent renewable by 2040, KTVB
Expanding the use of geothermal resources could help make the goal reachable.
- Manufacturing powerhouse 3M commits to 100% renewable energy, Red, Green and Blue
- RE100: 166 global companies have made a commitment to go ‘100% renewable’. Read about the actions they are taking and why here.