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What About the ‘Megadrought’?

On the Arizona-California border, the Colorado River below the Palo Verde Dam is running at 110 percent of its median flow. Utah is “having an astounding winter,” and “in certain watersheds, it’s breaking records.” In New Mexico, the Pecos River near Lake Arthur is flowing at 108 percent of its median. Flagstaff’s “received 84.5 inches […]

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The Lone Star State’s Very Good Year

Texas has seen a significant increase in population and economic growth in recent years, attracting both domestic and foreign investment, largely due to the state’s favorable policies including no income tax, a reasonable regulatory burden, restrained government spending, as well as its successful energy sector.

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Solar in the Southwest: A Bright Shining Disappointment

Solar is a bust, even in the sun-drenched Southwest. If it can’t make it here, it can’t make it anywhere.

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Report: A Bright, Shining Disappointment

Solar Photovoltaic’s Failure in the Southwest.

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SPPI Job Index: Dark Clouds Are Gathering

Today’s fresh employment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics are concerning.

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PNM Closed San Juan Generating Station and Suffered Power Outages Within a Week

The energy crisis is here and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s hyper-political Energy Transition Act is entirely to blame.

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EXCLUSIVE: New Tesla Facility to Open on Santa Ana Pueblo

The largest all-electric vehicle manufacturer is prohibited from selling their vehicles in New Mexico. So Santa Ana Pueblo gets to capitalize on this.

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New Mexico’s Budget Surplus Should Fund School Choice Or Tax Cuts

Lawmakers have access to $2.5 billion in “new” money: will they choose education freedom or tax reduction?

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PNM Requests Proposals, Acknowledges the Energy Crisis

The Energy Transition Act is shaping up to create the worst energy crisis the southwest has ever seen. On May 17, the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) released data on a comprehensive energy survey. With over 3,000 respondents, New Mexicans clearly prioritized affordable and reliable energy with 7 out of 10 preferring either affordability or […]

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Looming Energy Crisis Exacerbated By Nuclear Energy Exit And Solar Supply Crunch

Regulators blame the utility, and the utility blames the supply chain. Is anyone blaming the legislation?