PNM proposes 50 MW of new solar facilities

PNM proposes 50 MW of new solar facilities

In the renewable-energy plan PNM is required to produce every year, New Mexico’s largest electric utility has proposed to build 50 megawatts of solar, upgrade and add energy output to the New Mexico Wind Energy Center contract and upgrade and add energy to the geothermal facility near Deming to meet its 2020 legal requirement for 20% renewable energy. 

BLM ready to auction more of Chaco

BLM ready to auction more of Chaco

In August, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office notified Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye that it intends to auction off 25 more parcels in Greater Chaco for fracking. These parcels are unnervingly close to the 10-mile buffer that protects Chaco Culture National Historical Park.