New Mexico is poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut the global warming pollution equivalent of 1.6 million cars.
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.
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.
WPX Energy was among the top fracking violators examined in a new report, breaking health and environmental rules in nearly half the wells it drilled in Pennsylvania. WPX Energy is one of the top gas producers in New Mexico.
The carbon pollution from more than three coal plants could be eliminated in New Mexico if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.
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