New Mexico

New Mexico

Ken Hughes

How Can New Mexico Transform Its Energy Mix?

New Mexico needs to modernize its rates, regulations and incentives so it can make substantial progress in improving its solar-energy and energy efficiency markets, said Ken Hughes, clean energy specialist at the State of New Mexico’s Energy Conservation and Management Division. In this interview, he provided examples of success stories on the ground.

New Mexico Articles

How SunZia closes in on California

Drawing a line in the sand, SunZia worked for 14 years on its transmission progress. 

A Seriously Long-Term Investment: Inside SunZia's Transmission Adventure

When planning to decarbonize the grid, many analysts see transmission lines as analogous to "political will." It's necessary and it's rarely possible to summon it from scratch. In the Southwest, though, a private enterprise has pushed forward on work to deliver renewable power from a windy swath of New Mexico to the ravenous reaches of California. The company, SunZia, offers lessons in long-term financing and budgeting- and in living with utilities as the grid undergoes upheaval.
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A Bigger Footprint Across the Southwest

The parent company of renewable generator Avangrid has offered to buy PNM Resources, broadening its footprint from Texas to New Mexico. (Note: One of CBEY's team members has provided consulting services to Avangrid.)
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External News

Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
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Reports

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

This report reviews existing and emerging low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations.

New Mexico Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 2.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 5.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 1.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
34 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
20 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
82%

of people in New Mexico support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2019.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 1,300,274 of 1,580,919 adults)

last updated 7/01/2020

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