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PNM is Greenwashing their Plan for More Coal and Nuclear

15. January 2015

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By Karen Paramanandam

“More Sol. Less Coal” is PNM’s latest spin in their “green” campaign, but what they aren’t telling you is that PNM is in fact adding more coal and barely scratching the surface in their adoption of “Sol”. Here is the truth…they are proposing to bring more coal, nuclear and natural gas into the mix at a cost to ratepayers of $66 million annually. This cost does not include any future carbon or coal regulations that might be incurred, nor does it factor future rises in fossil fuel costs...

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Insight New Mexico - Cisco McSorley’s legislative preview

08. January 2015

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By V.B. Price Insight New Mexico - Cisco McSorley’s legislative preview

V.B. Price talks with State Sen. Cisco McSorley about the upcoming legislative session. He gives predictions on Gov. Susana Martinez' strategies, education, right to work, water planning and more.

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PRC should reject PNM’s fossil fuel-laden plan

05. January 2015

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By Evan Rohar

Esteemed Public Regulations Commissioners,

I humbly request that you reject both PNM’s proposed power replacement plan for the San Juan Generating Station and the proposed rate case on economic, public health, and environmental grounds to make way for clean, renewable energies in the Land of Enchantment.

Spending a combined $576 million on gas, coal, nuclear energy purchases and generating capacity does not serve the best interests of the public. Similarly, a dramatic rate increase falling disproportionately on residential customers has no benefit for the vast majority of New Mexicans; contrarily, it bodes well for PNM’s investors (who received an 8.1 percent dividend increase on December 9th)...

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Provincial Matters, 1-5-2015

04. January 2015

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By V.B. Price Provincial Matters, 1-5-2015

V.B. Price's weekly collection of observations and appreciations.

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Friday Voyage: Bosque del Apache

02. January 2015

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By Margaret Randall Friday Voyage: Bosque del Apache

The body language of cranes on display just south of Socorro amidst the myriad shades of New Mexico winter. 

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Provincial Matters, 12-15-2014

14. December 2014

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By V.B. Price Provincial Matters, 12-15-2014

V.B. Price's weekly collection of appreciations and observations.

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Insight New Mexico - Levi Romero on Juan Estevan Arellano

11. December 2014

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By V.B. Price Insight New Mexico - Levi Romero on Juan Estevan Arellano

Professor and poet Levi Romero remembers author, researcher, and land and water advocate Juan Estevan Arellano.

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Provincial Matters, 12-8-2014

07. December 2014

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By V.B. Price Provincial Matters, 12-8-2014

V.B. Price's weekly collection of appreciations and observations.

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Wind power benefits New Mexico

06. December 2014

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By Sanders Moore

Though we are lucky here in New Mexico that almost every day is sunny, 2014 is on pace to be the hottest year on record for the planet as a whole, according to the latest U.N. analysis. Scientists say we are already experiencing the impacts of global warming, such as drought and wildfires.

None of us wants to leave the next generation a world where drought and wildfire are the new normal. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists are clearer and more emphatic than ever that we must cut our dependence on dirty fossil fuels in favor of clean, renewable energy...

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Friday Voyage: Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

05. December 2014

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By Margaret Randall Friday Voyage: Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

Twin pleasures offer nature's art, millions of years in the making. 

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