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  1. Clean Energy Policy Opportunities For New Mexico

    November, 2018

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.

 

 

Committing to Renewables in New Mexico, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2017 

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.

 

 

New York Times: How Does Your State Make Electricity?

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.

 

 

The Solutions Project

Solutions Project is leading an energy revolution, moving all of us to clean, renewable energy powered by the wind, water, and sun.

100% Clean Energy New Mexico, Solutions Project 

 

 

Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

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.

 

State renewable energy mandates are producing enormous benefits

A Vox article by David Roberts on the benefits of RPS bills, includes graphs and visuals.

 

 

 

 

 

The most effective clean energy policy gets the least love

In defense of renewable energy mandates

Vox article by David Roberts on the benefits of RPS bills.

 

 

 

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