New Mexico News

The following news clips highlight New Mexico involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

April 2, 2014

Sandia Labs to Support the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

The Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories signed a new agreement to support the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, which will include work on grid resiliency. More

October 30, 2013

USDA Awards $14 million for Smart Grid Technology

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for rural electric utility system improvements, including more than $14.3 million to implement smart grid technology. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

August 7, 2013

Energy Department Awards $22 Million for New Biofuels Projects

The Energy Department announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. More

July 25, 2013

Large Wind, Solar Projects Planned in New Mexico

Iberdrola Renewables recently announced plans to build the 1,000 megawatt (MW) wind project in central New Mexico, while First Solar, Inc. announced an agreement with Public Service Company of New Mexico to construct three solar power plants totaling 23 MW. More

July 10, 2013

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that new mining claims would be withdrawn from 303,900 acres of land within 17 Solar Energy Zones in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

May 22, 2013

USDA to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability in 8 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding. More

October 24, 2012

Report: Utility Efficiency Could Save Southwest Consumers $20 Billion

Expanded energy efficiency programs from utilities in six Southwestern states could save consumers $20 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the Colorado-based public interest group Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. More

October 17, 2012

Interior Department Approves Solar Energy Zones on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has finalized a program to spur development of solar energy on public lands in six Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

July 25, 2012

Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Energy Department, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

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