NEW MEXICO

In March 2019, New Mexico’s legislature passed and the Governor signed the Energy Transition Act, which will double renewable energy use in the state by 2025, require 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity generation by 2045. 

PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES

New Mexico Energy Roadmap Project

Following the release of the 2015 New Mexico State Energy Policy and Implementation Plan, staff at the Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) began to look for ways…

New Mexico Energy Policy and Implementation Plan

Governor Martinez and outgoing Cabinet Secretary David Martin have developed a State Energy Policy and Implementation Plan. The primary purpose of this plan is to harness New Mexico’s abundant resources in a way that grows the state’s economy. New…

KEY RESOURCES

Environment New Mexico

Environment New Mexico is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results…

New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority

The New Mexico legislature created RETA in 2007 making it  one of the first independent state authorities in the nation to  facilitate the licensing, construction and financing of high voltage transmission lines and energy storage projects, allowing delivery…

State-by-State: Climate Change in New Mexico

New Mexico’s climate is already changing. Most of the state has warmed at least one degree Fahrenheit in the last century. New Mexico can expect increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves, reduced snowpack and reduced…

NEWS

Can carbon capture save the San Juan coal plant?

By Catherine Morehouse     11/21/19   
New Mexico’s second largest coal plant is slated for closure, succumbing to poor economics and further pushed to the brink by the state’s comprehensive Energy Transition Act (ETA) passed earlier this year. But a fight…

New Mexico’s new energy law prompts legal challenge

By Susan Montoya Bryan     8/27/19   
New Mexico’s new landmark energy law is facing its first legal challenge as a coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a petition Monday with the state Supreme Court over concerns that certain provisions…