Coal Prices Continue to Rise, Becoming More Costly Than Solar and Wind Alternatives

Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy …

Solar Jobs Could More Than Double In New Mexico

An American Jobs Project report has found that solar jobs in New Mexico could more than double by 2030. Projected growth of the New Mexico solar industry over the next 12 years could increase solar jobs to 6,800 from the current figure of about 2,500. “New Mexico has already made …

Santa Fe Aiming for 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

New Mexico’s capital has joined the growing movement of U.S. cities committing to 100 percent renewable energy. On Wednesday, Santa Fe’s City Council unanimously adopted Mayor Javier Gonzales’ resolution directing City Manager Brian Snyde to develop a feasibility study on how the city can transition to renewables by 2025. Snyde …

New Mexico AG Seeking Carbon Emissions Reduction

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and consumer advocates are petitioning state regulators to consider a new energy standard they say would protect utility customers and shareholders from the costs and risks associated with future environmental regulations. The proposed standard calls for electric utilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from …

Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market Reach

Sunrun, one of the United States’ leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. The California-based company bills itself as the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services …

Albuquerque Investing $25 Million in Solar Panels for City Buildings

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is about to start putting its money where its mouth is. The City Council unanimously passed a resolution last year calling for the city to get 25% of its energy from solar by 2025. Last week, Senator Martin Heinrich was on hand with councilors …