Western Resource Advocates: Closure of Craig and Escalante Coal Plants Will Help Tri-State Realize Economic Opportunities of Renewable Energy

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Western Resource Advocates today commented on Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s announcement that it plans to close two coal-fired power plants in Colorado and New Mexico, as well as a coal mine in Colorado: “Closing these coal-fired power plants is an important step that will help Tri-State reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other... Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates: Report for Utah Legislature Calls for Important Reductions in Carbon Emissions

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Western Resource Advocates today commented on a new “Utah Roadmap” report prepared for the Utah Legislature by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, which makes important recommendations for improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions that drive climate change. The report was prepared at the Legislature’s request and outlines seven strategies for... Read more »

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Clean Energy Groups: Higher Energy Savings Targets for NV Energy Will Help Customers

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Carson City, Nevada (Dec. 18, 2019) – The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Western Resource Advocates today praised the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s approval of NV Energy’s plan to spend $55 million on energy efficiency and other demand-side management (DSM) programs in 2020. Customers of NV Energy will benefit... Read more »

Western Resource Advocates Welcomes 2 New Board Members: North Face Global Director of Sports Marketing Jamie Starr, SCARPA North America CEO Kim Miller

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Western Resource Advocates President Jon Goldin-Dubois today announced that Kim Miller, CEO of SCARPA North America, and Jamie Starr, Global Director of Sports Marketing at The North Face, have joined WRA’s Board of Directors. Miller and Starr contribute business experience and insight from the outdoor recreation industry that will help WRA further its work addressing... Read more »

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The Energy Transition Act is a Win for New Mexicans

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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.