What is the danger in pursuing this project if we can get a great deal?

A:

First of all, we can't determine if we are getting a great deal unless we can compare PNM's offer against alternatives.

If the City of Santa Fe approves this Resolution and approves the contractual arrangement with PNM it will pay a premium for solar. But what about low cost solar for Santa Fe residents? Affordable solar will be sacrificed. It is very concerning to us that this process piece is being overlooked. Yes we NEED more renewables - and - PROCESS and OWNERSHIP matter. If we just substitute corporate-benefitting coal and nuclear for corporate benefitting solar, we've failed to learn - the process must be JUST and EQUITABLE, we need to access ownership in order to maximize public benefit and consider long-term cost savings and community control. 

 

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