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Thursday, March 14, 2019

On Tuesday, New Mexico's state House of Representatives passed the "Energy Transition Act," which commits the state to getting 100 percent of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. The act passed the state Senate last week. Now the bill awaits the signature of New Mexico's Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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And they're gonna make ----------- pay for it.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-14 12:30 PM | Reply

I believe that they may be able to do it as the state has a low enough population.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-03-14 01:37 PM | Reply

That'll be too late. We only have 12 years left, not 25.

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#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-14 01:40 PM | Reply

#1 trump supporters*

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-14 02:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I hope they enjoy 10th century living and in their carbon free darkness utopia.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-03-14 03:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is the deepest pile of manure I have seen sense I worked on a sheep ranch in NM back in '69. Note, this state is rural, about a third is the Rez another third is owned by the military or the federal government. Are they, the state government going to provide lite rail to Texico NM? Clovis? Alamogordo? Cloud Croft? Cimmmeron? Belin? Portalis? The problem with New Mexico is about half the population in the state lives in Albuquerque, which is mostly federal employees and displaced California freaks. Then there is the big commune in Santa Fe, which is were all the hippies go to die.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-15 12:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

But the brochure said Santa Fe is the place to go to live. That's not very far out.

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-15 12:55 AM | Reply

Good for them.

Hopefully they will actually try to take the steps necessary to make this happen. After they've skyrocketed energy costs, have rolling brown-outs and black-outs, have littered their landscape with solar panels and wind turbines (that have a life expectancy of 12-15 years) they can then import natural gas from surrounding states.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-15 09:47 AM | Reply

--littered their landscape with solar panels and wind turbine

Glad you mentioned that. They will destroy their fragile desert ecosystems with thousands of acres of development, something you would think environmentalists would scream about.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-15 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"After they've skyrocketed energy costs, have rolling brown-outs and black-outs, have littered their landscape with solar panels and wind turbines "

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#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-03-15 09:55 AM | Reply

"They will destroy their fragile desert ecosystems with thousands of acres of development"

when did a rooftop become an ecosystem?

#11 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-03-15 09:55 AM | Reply

apparently, the radical right has yet to realize their predictions always amount to ----.

shows they are incapable of learning from previous mistakes

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-03-15 10:03 AM | Reply

#6 | Posted by docnjo

Classic naysayer. By 2045 all your automobiles will be electric. That means you don't need light rail.

But beyond that if you actually read the article: "The bill passed yesterday does not require that 100 percent of the state's energy be renewable by 2045; it just specifies that no electricity come from a carbon-emitting source."

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-03-15 10:35 AM | Reply

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete, your criticism is valid, I was merely following the thread. Now for something I do know about, heavy machinery. Farm and construction equipment run on Diesel. I seriously doubt there will be any tech that will have the energy capacity of 100 gallons of that fuel. Same with locomotives, same with big trucks. Fossil fuel or equivalent is just more economic to use. Besides aren't there about 4 million privately owned cars in NM? Say that you outlaw gasoline vehicles and require people to buy electric ones. How would you enforce that? Would you outlaw gasoline? Like most leftist ideas, the realization of Utopia requires a lot of force. Men with guns telling you what to do. It might be a good idea to have a car that can go more than three hundred miles on a charge first. That is a common distance traveled in a day out there.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-15 11:58 AM | Reply

By 2045 New Mexico will be Mexico again.

#15 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2019-03-15 01:21 PM | Reply

By my calculations a 2000 mile wall made of solar panels should just about do it.

It will be much more efficient if you lay it down flat and maybe tilt it just slightly toward the sun tho.

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#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-15 05:18 PM | Reply

#8 and when that doesn't happen you'll be too busy regurgitating some other ill-informed talking point to notice or care.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-15 05:49 PM | Reply

Does that mean I won't be able to drive my 1T pickup in NM?

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-16 12:44 PM | Reply

Does that mean I won't be able to drive my 1T pickup in NM?

That depends. Does your truck generate electricity for the state of New Mexico?

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-03-16 01:01 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by bogey1355 About 60% of the state is Hispanic, so why would they want to incorporate themselves into a country they risked their lives to flee?

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-17 09:55 AM | Reply

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