The Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico advocates on behalf of hundreds of businesses and thousands of high paying green jobs in NM.
According to the Pew Charitable Trust job growth in the renewable energy sector in NM has been over 50% during the previous ten years, whereas all other sectors have experienced only a 1.7% rate of job growth. So renewable energy is creating over 30 times the jobs in NM.
Renewable energy does not compete with oil and gas but rather augments New Mexico’s growing reputation as a leader in energy production.
New Mexico is probably the best state in America for solar energy and has significant potential for wind energy. Creating our own energy can lead to greater national independence, keeping some of those many billion dollars that we send each day to the Middle East here at home: rebuilding America’s own economy, building hospitals, courthouses, schools and roads, creating good new jobs for Americans.