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News Release | Environment New Mexico

Campaign launched to educate New Mexico residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate New Mexicans about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. 

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Albuquerque Ranks Ninth for Solar

Albuquerque ranks ninth for installed solar capacity in America, according to a new report released today by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center

Las Cruces’ health at risk with 112 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Las Cruces experienced 112 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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

Report quantifies harm to water, land and climate from decade of dirty drilling

n a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants.

The statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.

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