In 2017, two of the four coal-fired units of the San Juan Generating Station will be closed to improve air quality and protect the health of New Mexicans.PNM’s energy replacement plan does little to address these issues.
Our state has a huge opportunity to change our energy investments.
PNM, the state’s largest public utility, will be closing two units of its coal-fired San Juan Generating Station to comply with clean air laws that protect the health of New Mexicans. With the closing of these two units, PNM needs to find other ways to provide energy for New Mexicans.
PNM’s replacement plan proposes to:
- Purchase energy from other coal-fired plants
- Import nuclear energy from Arizona
- Build a new natural gas plant in Farmington
Closing half of the coal-fired units at the plant is a step in the right direction. PNM is missing an opportunity to increase the amount of renewably energy sources they utilize.
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PNM’s replacement plan misses the point. The closure plan was intended to improve air quality and protect the health of New Mexicans. By replacing the energy with other polluting types of energy, the plant will continue to threaten New Mexico’s families, communities, air, land, and water.