New Mexico’s Supreme Court denies a request to remand the PNM-Avangrid merger case back to the Public Regulation Commission, prolonging the legal battle and raising concerns about the state’s energy crisis.
Category: Energy Economics
A crucial opportunity exists to shape the American Southwest’s energy landscape and achieve economic growth while overcoming misguided opposition.
The Efficiency Dilemma: Examining Energy Sector Jobs and Electricity Generation in the US
Solar energy is the least efficient utility-scale electric generation source in terms of electricity produced per employee.
Our region has what it takes to address a national challenge – guess who’s standing in the way?
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 […]
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.
Report: A Bright, Shining Disappointment
Solar Photovoltaic’s Failure in the Southwest.
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.
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 […]
Regulators blame the utility, and the utility blames the supply chain. Is anyone blaming the legislation?