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PNM: fine solar users, buy coal plant

By January 2, 2015September 29th, 2022Climate & Energy
Only 8% of our energy comes from renewable sources?

Did you know that only 8% of our energy comes from renewable sources? We can do better.

PNM has been announcing a lot of plans lately. There’s a plan to fine New Mexico families that install solar panels on their homes.
There’s a plan to buy the San Juan coal mine – to ensure that the San Juan Generating Station produces pollution-heavy energy for decades to come.
PNM has made it clear that despite the rest of the country embracing the transition from dirty energy, they want to double down their investments in it – and that’s bad for New Mexico’s families and communities.
When the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) convenes public hearings about PNM’s replacement power plan on January 5, it is critical that supporters of clean, renewable energy are there in big numbers. The PRC is hearing a lot about this case from PNM. They need to hear from every day New Mexicans whose lives will continue to be impacted by our largest public utility’s investment in dirty energy.
The decision on how PNM provides our energy will affect New Mexicans, our health and our economy for years. Wind and solar are not only cleaner than coal and nuclear – they are also cheaper, making them all-around better choices for our state’s energy investments. If redirected, these investments could make New Mexico the leader it should be in the transition to a clean energy economy – and would create jobs right here in the Land of Enchantment.
It’s critical that New Mexicans like you are involved in shaping our energy future. Right now, less than 8% of our energy comes from clean, renewable sources and PNM’s long-term plan is to lock in more dirty energy sources for decades. The PRC needs to hear from you. RSVP to attend the conservation community demonstration and first day of PRC hearings on PNM’s power plan January 5.>>