Since 2008, New Mexico has increased wind production nearly three-fold and solar energy production 995 times.
Renewables on the Rise: A Decade of Progress Toward a Clean Energy Future, a report released by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center, provides a state-by-state assessment of the growth of key technologies needed to power the nation with clean, renewable energy, including wind, solar, energy efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles. The report shows that New Mexico ranks 17th in wind production and 12th in solar nationally.
Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into New Mexico’s waterways 48 times over 21 months, according to a new report by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center. The facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution.
With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Albuquerque about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.
Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:
Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule. Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.
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