Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed sweeping energy legislation on Friday that calls for New Mexico’s major electric utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045.
Current law requires that 20 percent of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.
SB 489 raises that threshold to 50 percent by 2030 for investor-owned utilities like PNM and rural electric cooperatives.
But it makes New Mexico one of only a few states officially aiming for carbon-free power. Only California and Hawaii have similar targets in place, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures….
An excerpt from SEJ