Renewable energy still not cost effective

Sooner or later, the laws of economics prevail, even in heavily subsidized industries such as solar power. The latest evidence that government manipulation cannot overcome economic reality is the decision by BP PLC, the giant British energy company, to leave the solar power business. BP has developed solar energy for 40 years and for more […]

Official: Upcoming projects may eliminate energy farm stumbling blocks

Thomas Garcia The chairman of a local renewable energy landowner association said projects are under way that would eliminate the stumbling block for wind energy farms in eastern New Mexico — transferring the electricity to national markets. Representatives for these projects spoke at the third annual Coalition of Renewable Energy Landowner Associations meeting Saturday in […]

Press release: Udall discusses renewable energy standard legislation, federal budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about his plans to introduce Renewable Energy Standard legislation that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. He also discussed the federal budget debate as the threat of a government shutdown […]

Bingaman talks to New Mexico radio reporters about his bill to establish a national renewable energy standard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about bipartisan legislation he introduced to establish the first-ever national renewable electricity standard (RES).

New plant owner optimistic about future of biodiesel

Sharna Johnson An Iowa renewable energy company that has acquired a Clovis biodiesel plant says it is optimistic about the future of biodiesel. Wednesday, Renewable Energy Group announced it has purchased a twice-stalled biodiesel plant planned for Clovis. Company spokeswoman Alicia Clancy said REG is “excited” about its future in Clovis. However she said the […]

Base planning meeting to cover transition issues, renewable energy

CNJ staff This quarter’s state Military Base Planning Commission meeting will include presentations on transition issues at Cannon Air Force Base and renewable energy projects, said Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Community College board room. Twenty-seventh Special Operations Wing […]

Van Jones meets with Luj

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

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Tom Udall introduces renewable electricity measure

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., continued his fight to enact a federal Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) into law today by introducing legislation that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The bill, Udall’s first since being elected to the Senate, would set […]

City, Cannon selected for Air Force renewable energy project

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state, the U.S. Air Force and three New Mexico cities agreed Wednesday to pursue solar, wind and “cow power” projects with the aim of increasing the use of clean energy. The potential projects include a wind electricity generation facility and a plant to produce energy from dairy […]

Meetings will discuss renewable energy

CNJ staff New Mexico energy, rural and economic development organizations are inviting residents to a series of town hall meetings to discuss renewable energy development in rural communities, according to a press release from New Mexico State University. The first meeting is 9 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The next meetings will […]

House wind farm helps to power Super Bowl

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Freedom New Mexico: Chelle Delaney When the wind turbines went up three years ago, rancher Carl Parmer said he would never have imagined that they would be associated with the Super Bowl. Parmer stands with his wife, Tina, and daughter, Summer. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Among all the excitement and hype of Sunday’s […]

Senator pressured to support renewable energy standards

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — The message seems simple, and it’s hard to miss when plastered on a large yellow billboard along one of New Mexico’s busiest interstates. “Senator Domenici: Don’t Dim Our Future! Support Renewable Energy.” The billboard — along with radio ads, bumper stickers and yard signs — is part of a […]

Renewable aspect of House energy bill unrealistic

By Freedom Newspapers August is one of our favorite months. Congress is on annual recess. Washington’s sausage-making machinery is idle. No new laws are being cranked out. The republic is temporarily safe from congressional meddling. The problem with August is that September follows. Sooner or later, Congress will reconvene, and take up the legislation left […]

Biodiesel plant will produce fuel from animal fat

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American Renewable Fuels, a subsidiary of Australian Renewable Fuels, plans to locate the plant at the Clovis Industrial Park in southeast Clovis. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An Australian company plans to build a biodiesel plant in Clovis that has the capacity to produce 75 million gallons of biodiesel annually from animal fat, officials […]

Lawmakers consider renewable energy

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Advertisement Rep. Jose Campos thinks the winds of eastern New Mexico could fuel economic growth and the state’s energy options. Windmills would be advantageous to farmers and ranchers, and 200 windmills already spin in Quay and De Baca counties, Campos said. “Some (ranchers and farmers) are making more (money) […]

Lawmakers consider renewable energy

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Rep. Jose Campos thinks the winds of eastern New Mexico could fuel economic growth and the state’s energy options. Windmills would be advantageous to farmers and ranchers, and 200 windmills already spin in Quay and De Baca counties, Campos said. “Some (ranchers and farmers) are making more (money) on […]