2021 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Transformative change requires we imagine beyond our current realities. In 2021, PNM, the largest energy monopoly in New Mexico, is slated for a merger with Spanish owned international energy conglomerate Avangrid. Instead of the resources and wealth of New Mexicans being extracted to enrich monopoly utility shareholders on Wall Street, soon that wealth will be traveling all the way to Spain. The conquistadores have returned!
Imagine instead New Mexico cities with the power to purchase their own renewable energy, to harness the free and clean power of the wind and the sun and invest those savings in NM families. Imagine a network of individual solar systems, micro-grids and community solar and wind farms serving every corner of the state. Imagine a world where utilities no longer control our access to energy or keep us dependent on dirty fuel sources to feed their own profits. Imagine Energy Democracy.
Let's make 2021 the year of transformative change. In the 2021 legislative session we are supporting bills that strengthen our power to defend our communities and bring the benefits of renewable energy into the people's hands.
ENERGY TRANSITION ACT AMENDMENTS
Amendments reinstate PRC authority to protect ratepayers when fossil fuel plants are abandoned while leaving the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the tool of securitization, and transition funds intact - brought by Senators Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Bill Tallman, Liz Stefanics and William Soules.