New Energy Economy works to fundamentally transform our energy system. Despite abundant solar and wind resources, New Mexico’s investor-owned utility, PNM, provides an electricity mix of 58% coal, 21% nuclear, 14% natural gas, 5% wind, 1% utility-scale solar, and 1% customer-produced solar. This ties our electricity use to toxic air pollution, asthma, lung disease, cancer, land and water contamination, and climate change that worsens drought and wildfires.
New Energy Economy works to shift energy investments from conventional energy sources that harm people and the planet to clean renewable energy alternatives. New Energy Economy partners with community organizations, public agencies, and local farms to create highly visible community-scale solar installations that demonstrate the environmental, health, and economic benefits of solar energy.
Since 2011, we’ve worked with partners to install solar energy systems at:
- The Crownpoint Chapter House on Navajo Nation
- The largest City of Santa Fe Fire Station
- The Taytsugeh Oweengeh Intergenerational Center on the Pueblo of Tesuque
- The Tesuque Fire station
- The Chimayo Fire Station
- Zona Del Sol Youth and Family Center
- The Tesuque Farm Greenhouse
- Monte Vista Farms
Our solarization projects have saved our partners over $150,500 — funds that can be repurposed to vital community services. We’ve also saved more than 1 million gallons of water associated with coal energy production and offset more than 15 tons of carbon pollution emissions.