San Juan Generating Station
A Just Transition, Confronting PNM's Financial Funny Business, 100% Renewable Replacement Power and Cleaning Up the Toxic Mess at SJGS
Globally, coal-fired electricity generation is the single greatest driver of climate chaos. San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) consumes billions of gallons of water and produces hundreds of million of tons in toxic coal ash every year.
Just Transition – statement – links to the page
100% Renewables Replacement Power– statement – links to the page – Executive Summary & Full Document.
Clean Up the Toxic Mess – statement about holding PNM accountable, repeat the ETA statement here, talk about demanding comprehensive clean-up to protect and then have a short paragraph about coal ash which links to a coal ash page. Have the link to the letter to EMNRD.
In operation since 1973, SJGS consumes millions of tons in coal a year, and produced 1.7 million tons of coal ash in 2017 alone. Each year the plant discharges into the air approximately 100 million pounds of sulfur dioxide, 100 million pounds of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 6 million pounds of soot, as well toxic mercury. San Juan Generating Station consumes 9.3 Billion gallons of water a year.
Ending the Financial Funny Business
No Financial Funny Business – Consumers shouldn’t be left holding the bag – explain why PNM went to the legislature to get the ETA. ETA gives PNM 100% cost recovery from consumers for “any undepreciated investments or decommissioning costs.”Explain undepreciated investments. Explain decommissioning costs. PNM gets 100% cost recovery without any oversight by the regulatory agency. Despite that PNM is a regulated monopoly, with respect to undepreciated investments or decommissioning costs the agency’s authority has been eviscerated by the ETA. Unless the ETA is challenged, no members of the public will have an opportunity to challenge PNM’s financial claims or clean-up costs, even if, for instance, PNM was negligently poisoning the earth. Links to the Institute for Local Self Reliance podcast and the tv show.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating station creates ZERO New Mexico Jobs and is the most expensive and water-intensive form of energy on the market, (768 Gallons per MWh at Palo Verde).
PVGS creates radioactive waste with no permanent storage solution and enormous health & environmental risk. Nuclear energy has a track record of environmental-racism and ecological and health devastation in NM & worldwide.
100% Renewables Replacement Power
statement – links to the page – Executive Summary & Full Document.
Clean Up the Toxic Mess
statement about holding PNM accountable, repeat the ETA statement here, talk about demanding comprehensive clean-up to protect and then have a short paragraph about coal ash which links to a coal ash page. Have the link to the letter to EMNRD.