SB489 'Monopoly Protection Act' Don’t-Miss Opportunity for Local Choice in Landmark Carbon-Free Bill

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

Episode 72 of Local Energy Rules Podcast [The Institute for Local Self-Reliance challenges concentrated economic and political power, and instead champions an approach in which ownership is broadly distributed, institutions are humanly scaled, and decision-making is accountable to communities.]


Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy in New Mexico, joined ILSR’s Director of Energy Democracy, John Farrell, in March 2019, for a new episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, to discuss the state’s proposed Energy Transition Act and its big giveaways to one of New Mexico’s incumbent monopoly utilities, PNM.


BY JOHN FARRELL AND MARIE DONAHUE | DATE: 8 MAR 2019 |

John Farrell, "If we were fair, we might call this [SB489] the 'Monopoly Protection Act' in terms of how it removes oversight for PNM, the large incumbent electric utility in New Mexico...."



Listen to the episode, and explore highlights and resources from the conversation, HERE

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