News Release | Environment New Mexico

Environment New Mexico Moving Ahead to Get Local Governments to Go Big on Solar

On the heels of the Albuquerque City Council adopting a bold goal to make the City a leader in solar energy, Environment New Mexico announced a push to get cities and local governments across the state and country to make sizable commitments to capturing the power of the sun.  The “Shining Cities” campaign will engage and mobilize thousands of members, volunteers and the growing ranks of stakeholders who recognize the tremendous environmental and economic benefits to convince local governments to expand their use of pollution-free solar power.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Albuquerque City Council Unanimously Embraces Solar Future

The Albuquerque City Council voted unanimously to set a goal of utilizing solar energy to power 25 percent of electricity used by city facilities by 2025. This will set Albuquerque and New Mexico on a path to becoming a national leader on solar energy.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Mexico Falling Behind other Leading Solar States

New Mexico is falling behind a majority of states in an annual ranking of solar power capacity, despite having the technical potential to produce 1,000 times as much electricity from solar power as the state consumes each year. 

In this year’s ranking, New Mexico dropped to 13th in total solar capacity and 8th in total solar capacity per capita, after ranking 11th and 6th, respectively, last year.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

New Mexico Moves Forward on Solar Despite Nationally Coordinated Attacks

A new report by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center, Blocking the Sun:12 Utilities and Fossil Fuel Interests That Are Undermining American Solar Power, highlights a national network of utility interest groups and fossil-fuel industry-funded think tanks that provide funding, model legislation, and political cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Report: New Mexico falls out of top ten solar-producing states

New Mexico fell in national ranking of cumulative solar power capacity in 2014, according to a new report by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center.

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Report: Utilities like PNM vastly undervalue solar energy

Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

News Release | Environment New Mexico

Governor Rejects Bill that Encourages Solar Development and Jobs

Despite hundreds of calls and letters from New Mexicans, Governor Susana Martinez failed to sign a bill that creates economic development, and improves air quality and public health. New Mexicans and the solar industry are disappointed the Governor pocket vetoed the bill that would have extended the tax credit for solar installations and would have assisted job growth in the state.

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Albuquerque earns berth in “sweet sixteen” for solar power

Albuquerque has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 12th among major metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report. The Duke City’s berth in the “solar sweet sixteen,” just behind San Francisco and ahead of Sacramento, was owed primarily to individuals installing solar panels on their homes.