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PNM Says Current Program for REC Payments is Empty

PNM wrote a letter to solar contractors today to inform them that the current program for  REC payments is officially empty. Jody Karp writes, “with the applications received through last week, all the capacity for the entire REC purchase program … Continue reading

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Why Not Just Pay Yourself?

A new PNM rate case should include more DG solar. Decentralizing the grid will stabilize the energy demand while providing good jobs for New Mexicans through the installation of solar. Encouraging customers to add solar to their properties will stimulate … Continue reading

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Tell AG Balderas to withdraw support for PNM’s Coal and Nuclear Plan

From Conservation Voters New Mexico It’s become clear that PNM’s replacement power plan for the aging San Juan coal plant fails to protect your wallet or health, now or in the future. PNM’s plan to replace retiring coal-fired electricity by … Continue reading

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It’s not over yet! The Special Session and The Solar Market Development Tax Credit extension

If the NM Legislature goes into a Special Session, the Solar Market Development Tax Credit extension can be included in the tax package that is developed. If it is included, the Governor would sign off on the agreed-upon tax package … Continue reading

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A Good Day for Solar in New Mexico

On May 13th, the PRC dismissed PNM’s entire rate filing and approved the hearing examiners’s initial recommendation. As a result, PNM has been asked to refile their rate case. The vote was 4-1 (Lyons). PNM failed to provide sufficient evidence … Continue reading

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DOE Has Announced Sunshot Contest: Race To 7 Day Solar!

The DOE has announced a contest to pit teams against each other in a race to install small PV systems in less than a week from the permit to the connection. Prize money of $10 million is available. The contest … Continue reading

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Huge Win for Renewable Energy in Albuquerque

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albuquerque City Council votes 6 to 3 in a bipartisan super majority to withdraw support from PNM’s Stipulated Agreement for greater investment in coal and nuclear Santa Fe – The Albuquerque City Council voted 6 to 3 … Continue reading

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Abq City Council Call to Action

Dear Friends, 4-6-2015 We now have the published agenda (attached) for tonight’s Abq City Council vote on resolution R-15-77, opposing PNM’s San Juan nuke & coal power plan. Based on what we’ve learned, we are offering two options for those … Continue reading

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Re-Invigorate With REIA

Join together with industry leaders and advocates and find to out how you can help reinvigorate the renewable energy industry in NM.  REIA is building a coalition to help lead the charge toward more renewable energy adoption and smart policies … Continue reading

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REIA Needs Calls to Legislators

Senate bill 391 to extend the solar market development tax credit thru 2020 just passed through the house ways and means committee with a friendly amendment which slowly and incrementally reduces the tax credit from 10%, getting to 5% in … Continue reading

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