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The Energy Transition Act is a Win for New Mexicans

| by Steve Michel

The Energy Transition Act is an important new law that transitions New Mexico’s electric utilities from their coal-fired past to a clean energy future. This landmark law, which passed with overwhelming support from New Mexico lawmakers in 2019, was swiftly signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.


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The Santa Fe New Mexican Op-Ed: Set the record straight on false claims about Energy Transition Act

| by Steve Michel

This op-ed was authored by Steve Michel, WRA's Clean Energy Program deputy director, and Camilla Feibelman, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter director. It originally appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on November 9, 2019. The Energy Transition Act is an important new law that transitions New Mexico’s electric utilities from their coal-fired past... Read more »

San Juan Generating Station and San Juan Mine, Photo by San Juan Citizens Alliance/EcoFlight

Op-Ed: New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Protecting Public Interest in Denying PNM Rate Hike

| by Steve Michel

This editorial first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on September 4, 2016. The  Albuquerque Journal Editorial of August 22nd argues that, in its pending rate case, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) “deserves a fair return on its power investments.” While true, the law also requires that those investments be reasonable and prudent. PNM’s… Read more »


New Mexico’s New State Energy Plan—The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

| by Steve Michel

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez released a State Energy Plan for New Mexico. The Plan has some good features, but also some very bad ones. Overall, it’s a mixed bag.