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The Energy Transition Act (ETA) – Myths & Facts

  The Energy Transition Act (ETA) is a keystone piece of climate and just transition legislation that was passed into law in 2019. Thanks to this policy, New Mexico has adopted a transformative clean energy standard calling for New Mexico to be 100% carbon neutral by 2045. The ETA will save rate-payers money, improve our [read more…]


Dogs of CVNM

The Dogs of CVNM 10 staff members, 15 dogs… Atalaya (Demis Foster) – Atalaya Burrito is a Blue Heeler mix who rescued her family at the Española Humane shelter. She is 5 years old and now lives with her pack in Santa Fe. She loves running through forests and rivers, rolling in the snow, and [read more…]


We’re Hiring: Business Administrator

  Title: Business Administrator / Conservation Voters New Mexico & CVNM Education Fund Status: Full time, Exempt Reports to: Deputy Director, Operations and Finance General Description Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient [read more…]


Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative #1 – Reforming the Public Regulation Commission

  This November, with Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative #1, New Mexico voters will decide how we structure our state’s utility regulatory agency, called the Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC regulates electric and gas utilities, among other industries. Most New Mexicans spend thousands of dollars every year heating, cooling and powering their homes and businesses. [read more…]


Voting in New Mexico

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Visit the Secretary of State’s Voter Portal to find information on voter registration, county clerk offices, absentee and early voting, and polling location. This information is also available at your County Clerk’s office. Voter registration In New Mexico, you can still register at the county clerk and [read more…]


A bold vision for New Mexico

A bold vision for New Mexico By: Charles de Saillan, CVNM Board President & CVNM 2020 Legislative Reception keynote speaker We are facing what many people are calling – correctly – a climate crisis. Two years ago, in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning us that if we are to [read more…]


Tell PNM and EPE to support Community Solar

Utilities need to support making clean energy like solar more accessible for more New Mexican families. CVNM continues to advocate for Community Solar – but your utility needs to hear that you support it too. Send PNM and EPE a message now.» New Mexico’s largest electric providers need to support Community Solar They need to [read more…]


CVNM on methane rule

The Environment Department and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department are hosting public meetings this week and next week as part of the methane rule-making process. We’re at the Albuquerque meeting and share below the public comment Ben Shelton, Conservation Voters New Mexico’s political and legislative director, will be sharing on behalf of our organization. [read more…]


Immigration is a right – cruelty is a choice

Asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants are being detained and held under horrific and cruel conditions right here in New Mexico. These are families who are seeking a safer life for their children. First-hand reports from those on the ground working to help these families are disturbing. Twenty-five people have died in the custody of Customs and [read more…]


How the PRC can Hold PNM Accountable to Protect Our Health and Climate in their Coal Plant Replacement Power Plan

The Energy Transition Act (ETA) set a nation-leading carbon-free energy standard and put New Mexico on a path to directly address the climate crisis. The bill also establishes a pathway for an energy transition in the Four Corners area by providing relief to workers in San Juan County affected by the closure of coal plants. [read more…]