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Are electric vehicles harboring a dirty little secret?

Are electric vehicles harboring a dirty little secret? Well, it depends on who you ask and where you live. Don Anair, the research and deputy director of Clean Vehicles at The Union of Concerned Scientists, makes it clear, especially in relation to the opinion piece, Electric car benefits? Just Myths: Column, by Bjørn Lomborg, that EVs are indeed still worthwhile. ...

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Top 5 NM solar and renewable companies, ranked

With the end of federal credits for solar power nearing with the end of the year, 2016 has been predicted by some to be the “year of false hope” for the renewable power source. Despite the bleak prediction from some critics, however, the industry continues to thrive. In New Mexico, admittedly a sunnier-than-average state, the top-25 solar and renewable energy ...

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Booting Up: Solar’s day in sun nearing end

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We’re staring down the barrel of a solar boom-and-bust … that almost nobody is talking about. Generous federal credits for residential solar panels are about to expire at the end of next year, guaranteeing that 2016 will be a year of false hope, with people rushing to jam south-facing photovoltaics on roofs nationwide. And then on Dec. 31, 2016, the ...

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Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist ...

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Your move, world governments: Google reigns renewable energy purchases

Internet overlord Google has made its strongest pledge to reduce the world’s carbon footprint by announcing that the company will triple purchases of renewable power over the next decade. In a recent statement posted by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the search giant stated that already leading the world as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable power wasn’t enough. At the ...

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OPINION: NM lawmakers push energy initiatives


Landmark Supreme Court rulings, controversial trade and nuclear weapons deals and a long-overdue rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law have dominated the headlines over the first half of a busy Washington summer. Beyond the glare of the national media spotlight, two New Mexico lawmakers have been working on legislation related to energy production — a subject central ...

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