This is a powerpoint presentation that outlines the many benefits for New Mexico of transitioning to renewable energy. Including: Construction jobs in rural areas, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics jobs, domestic manufacturing content is high for wind power, increased revenue for local businesses, and cleaner air, cleaner water, less pollution, fewer asthma cases.
New Mexico is fast approaching an energy crossroads. As cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient resources come online, utilities are closing coalfired power plants, long the state’s primary source of electricity. As New Mexico grapples with the inevitability of change, it can look away, hoping for the best, or it can actively chart a robust course to a bright, viable, and economically rewarding future. By committing itself to a high-renewables mix of energy resources, New Mexico has a powerful opportunity to choose a future that secures widespread benefits for all.
A visual of how each state makes electricity. Overall, fossil fuels still dominate electricity generation in the United States. But the shift from coal to natural gas has helped to lower carbon dioxide emissions and other pollution. Last year, coal was the main source of electricity generation for 18 states, down from 32 states in 2001.
Solutions Project is leading an energy revolution, moving all of us to clean, renewable energy powered by the wind, water, and sun.
Project Drawdown gathers and facilitates a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.
A Vox article by David Roberts on the benefits of RPS bills, includes graphs and visuals.
In defense of renewable energy mandates
Vox article by David Roberts on the benefits of RPS bills.
Get involved to pass a clean energy bill!