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The Line: PNM to Be Carbon Free by 2040

Line PNM Carbon Free

April 26, 2019 – Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Earth Day this week by announcing all of the utility’s electric generation will be carbon-free by the year 2040. That’s a full five years earlier than the state’s new Energy Transition Act requires. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss what made the new timeline possible, and what impact it will have on the state’s economy, residents’ pocketbooks, and the environment.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, NM House Republican Whip
Stephanie Maez, Executive Director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

PNM to be carbon free five years sooner, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal

PNM Chief: Utility will be emissions free 5 years ahead of schedule, by Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Climate Change And The Economic Impact On New Mexico

1222 Line Climate Change Report

November 30, 2018 – The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released recently, and a major focus of the report is on the economic costs of climate change. The study also found that Native communities and poor and underserved populations are more at risk from the effects of a changing climate. How can a state so reliant on revenue from fossil fuels do its best to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the report and explore possible courses of action.

 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Federal climate report shows how climate change will impact U.S. economy, infrastructure and more – NM Political Report

Climate Change: Southwest becoming dangerously dry – Daily Lobo