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New Mexico PRC Vote to Deny Avangrid/PNM Merger Will Have Damaging Consequences for Climate and Communities

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Santa Fe, N.M. (Dec. 8, 2021) — Conservation and community groups today voiced frustration and disappointment in response to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s (PRC’s) vote to deny the merger of Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) with Avangrid, noting the commission’s decision means New Mexico loses hundreds of millions of dollars in… Read more »

A Different Kind of Lockdown

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While COP26 and the Build Back Better plan promise unprecedented commitments to address the climate crisis at the global and federal level, the promises fail to lock down carbon emissions at the scale and scope needed to avoid on-the-ground impacts where people are living the climate crisis every day.

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Nevada’s Regional Transmission Coordination Task Force Appointment Marks Important Step Toward Tackling Climate Change and Improving Efficiency

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Carson City, Nevada — Western Resource Advocates today commented on Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement of a state Regional Transmission Coordination Task Force to fulfill the requirement set in Senate Bill 448 that was signed into law earlier this year. State Sen. Chris Brooks will be the task force’s chairman, and Cameron Dyer, managing senior… Read more »

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Xcel Clean Energy Plan Settlement Has Important Provisions But Can Be Improved

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DENVER — Western Resource Advocates commented today on the settlement agreement announced by Xcel Energy in its ongoing Electric Resource and Clean Energy Plan proceeding before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, noting that while the settlement agreement contains important provisions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, especially over the next five to… Read more »

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Farewells and Welcomes

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On behalf of Western Resource Advocates staff and supporters, we’d like to say thank you and wish a fond farewell to three long-standing members of our board of directors — Chelsea Congdon Brundige, AJ Grant, and Donna House — as they near the end of their terms of service, in November 2021. As we celebrate... Read more »

electric vehicles

New Mexico Utilities to Invest More than $11 Million in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Education Programs

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PNM can invest $10 million in a suite of electric vehicle programs, with more than $3 million targeting low- and moderate-income families, a promising first step for delivering the economic and health benefits of electric vehicles to all New Mexicans. The Public Regulation Commission also authorized EPE to invest more than $1.2 million in electric vehicle infrastructure and education in its southern New Mexico territory.

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a win for the West

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Western Resource Advocates celebrates the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passage as a win for Western rivers, ecosystem restoration, and climate resilience, but it is only the first step. We call on Congress to keep up the momentum and pass the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill to take the action we need on climate change. 

Sponsor Spotlight: Environmental Defense Fund

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WRA is shining a light on Environmental Defense Fund! Environmental Defense Fund is a vital supporter of WRA’s efforts to find on the ground solutions to climate change. Learn more about their work to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.