Last year, New Mexico enacted a landmark clean energy law: the Energy Transition Act (ETA), which puts New Mexico on a path to achieve 100% clean energy from public utilities by 2045. The law provides critical economic assistance for the Four Corners workers and communities during the region’s transition away from coal. And it sets New Mexico up for a stronger, more resilient future, powered by homegrown clean energy.
Western Resource Advocates was instrumental in passing and defending the ETA, and we’re committed to its implementation. Sign your name now to show you’re with us!
The ETA has faced uncertainty – even legal challenges in court – and cleared every hurdle. Now, the Public Regulation Commission is implementing the law, setting New Mexico up for a stronger, more resilient future, powered by homegrown clean energy.
The commissioners have already taken critical steps forward. They approved the request by the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to abandon the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, and approved important relief for affected workers. In the next several weeks, the PRC’s hearing examiners are expected to make a recommendation about a suite of clean energy projects to replace the electricity. These projects would help clean up our air, lower utility bills – and most importantly, fund schools, while creating good, new clean energy jobs that will diversify the economy in San Juan, McKinley, and Rio Arriba counties at a time when folks in this region need it most.
WRA remains committed to supporting the Four Corners region and helping transition New Mexico to a stronger economy and a zero-carbon future.