Early last month, New Mexico regulators voted to start discussions about New Mexico’s clean energy proposal. This new proposal would help shield utility customers from the costs associated with environmental regulations.
The workshops, which were held in Santa Fe in mid-October, allowed the public to share their opinions on the new proposal, which would call for utilities to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 4 percent by 2040.
Across the state, utilities are already making progress on this goal. The Public Service Co. of New Mexico, the state’s largest electric utility, is making plans to close part of its coal plant in northwest New Mexico, opting to invest in new solar facilities. In addition, Xcel Energy has plans for two wind farms that would provide electricity for customers in New Mexico and parts of West Texas.
Here at Gurley Motor Company, we are glad to see our state making plans to be more environmentally-friendly. If you are looking for ways to lessen your own impact, consider switching to a hybrid vehicle. The Ford lineup has numerous options, including the stylish Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi models, the C-MAX dedicated hybrid lineup, and even the Focus Electric (not available in all states).