A Simple, Cost-Effective Program for New Mexico Utilities to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Western Resource Advocates is proposing a Clean Energy Standard in New Mexico, which directs electric utilities to reduce their carbon pollution by 4% per year for twenty years. This is consistent with the reductions scientists indicate are needed to limit global warming to 1.5 °- 2° Celsius and prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Adopting the Clean Energy Standard would assure that New Mexico utilities reduce their carbon pollution and manage future environmental costs and risk. This would protect New Mexico ratepayers, shareholders, and the public interest.

Published: 2017

Publication Category: Clean Energy, Vibrant Communities

States: New Mexico