THE STATE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY        IN NEW MEXICO          NMGreenChamber.com
• A WORD ABOUT THE NM GREEN CHAMBER OF  COMMERCE• HOW MANY GREEN JOBS IN NEW MEXICO TODAY?• WHAT IS OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY P...
• ABOUT THE NM GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                NMGreenChamber.com
HOW MANY GREEN JOBS IN NEW MEXICO?   NMGreenChamber.com
WHAT HAS BEEN THE GROWTH OF CLEAN ENERGY JOBS?        NMGreenChamber.com
WHAT IS OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL?Nationally, New Mexico Ranks:•2nd in solar potential•11th in wind energy potential•...
WesternGovernorsWREZ ProjectTotal PotentialMegawatts1. NM 27,1242. AZ 23,8243. CA 23,6934. BC 21,3155. NV 20,8636. CO 18,1...
WHAT DO NEW MEXICANS THINK ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY?                2012 Colorado College State of the Rockies PollSeventy p...
WHAT DO NEW MEXICANS THINK ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY?Sixty-six percent of New Mexico voters think the highest priority for me...
HOW DOES NEW MEXICO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY COMPARE TO OTHER STATES?According to the 2012 US Clean Energy Leadership Index   ...
HOW DOES NEW MEXICO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY COMPARE TO OTHER STATES?According to the 2012 US Clean Energy Leadership Index   ...
OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE: TRANSMISSIONPROBLEM: SMALL POPULATION/HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGYRESOURCESSOLUTION: TRANSMISSIONThe State...
FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY1. DECOUPLING: Incentivize Efficiency, Not Use2. STORAGE: When the Wind Is...
FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY1: DECOUPLING: INCENTIVIZE EFFICIENTY, NOT USENM ProposalA rate design in ...
FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY2. STORAGE: When the Wind Isn’t Blowing andSun Isn’t Shining, Store the En...
FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY3. BIOFUELS: Facilitate the Biofuel Innovation toBreak the Oil Addiction P...
FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY 4. CE/EE BANKS: Take Clean Energy to the BankPROBLEM: Energy efficiency p...
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2012 Reenergize the Americas 5B: Allan Oliver

  1. 1. THE STATE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NEW MEXICO NMGreenChamber.com
  2. 2. • A WORD ABOUT THE NM GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE• HOW MANY GREEN JOBS IN NEW MEXICO TODAY?• WHAT IS OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL?• WHAT DO NEW MEXICANS THINK ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY?• HOW DOES NEW MEXICO’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY COMPARE TO OTHER STATES?• OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?• FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NEW MEXICO’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY• CONCLUSIONS NMGreenChamber.com
  3. 3. • ABOUT THE NM GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NMGreenChamber.com
  4. 4. HOW MANY GREEN JOBS IN NEW MEXICO? NMGreenChamber.com
  5. 5. WHAT HAS BEEN THE GROWTH OF CLEAN ENERGY JOBS? NMGreenChamber.com
  6. 6. WHAT IS OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL?Nationally, New Mexico Ranks:•2nd in solar potential•11th in wind energy potential•7th geothermal power potential NMGreenChamber.com
  7. 7. WesternGovernorsWREZ ProjectTotal PotentialMegawatts1. NM 27,1242. AZ 23,8243. CA 23,6934. BC 21,3155. NV 20,8636. CO 18,1837. WY 14,8698. MT 10,2069. UT 9,19610. BJ 7,92811. AB 6,49712. TX 4,78713. OR 4,37814. WA 3,90515. ID 2,249
  8. 8. WHAT DO NEW MEXICANS THINK ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY? 2012 Colorado College State of the Rockies PollSeventy percent of New Mexico voters feel increasing the use of renewableenergy sources like wind and solar power will create new jobs in New Mexico.Seventy-one percent of New Mexico voters want the existing standard for theamount of energy to be obtained from renewable energy sources, which iscurrently 20 percent by 2020, to be kept in place while 24 percent want to seethis standard lowered. NMGreenChamber.com
  9. 9. WHAT DO NEW MEXICANS THINK ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY?Sixty-six percent of New Mexico voters think the highest priority for meetingAmerica’s energy needs should be reducing our need for more coal, oil and gas byexpanding our use of clean, renewable energy that can be generated in theU.S., compared to28 percent that think the highest priority should be drilling and digging for morecoal, oil, and gas wherever we can find it in the U.S.The two energy sources New Mexico voters want to encourage the use of most aresolar power (66 percent) and wind power (52 percent).The energy source New Mexico voters want to discourage the use of most is coal(63 percent). NMGreenChamber.com
  10. 10. HOW DOES NEW MEXICO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY COMPARE TO OTHER STATES?According to the 2012 US Clean Energy Leadership Index NMGreenChamber.com
  11. 11. HOW DOES NEW MEXICO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY COMPARE TO OTHER STATES?According to the 2012 US Clean Energy Leadership Index NMGreenChamber.com
  12. 12. OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE: TRANSMISSIONPROBLEM: SMALL POPULATION/HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGYRESOURCESSOLUTION: TRANSMISSIONThe State of New Mexico needs to develop and plan anaggressive effort to expedite the development oftransmission lines for the export of renewable energy to out-of-state markets while maintaining and enhancing the carve-out for distributive generation for communities. NMGreenChamber.com
  13. 13. FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY1. DECOUPLING: Incentivize Efficiency, Not Use2. STORAGE: When the Wind Isn’t Blowing and Sun Isn’t Shining, Store the Energy3. BIOFUELS: Facilitate the Biofuel Innovation to Break the Oil Addiction4. CE/EE BANKS: Take Clean Energy to the Bank NMGreenChamber.com
  14. 14. FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY1: DECOUPLING: INCENTIVIZE EFFICIENTY, NOT USENM ProposalA rate design in which utility’s revenue is unaffected by changes in customers’average useLimited to classes w/ many customersImpact of DecouplingUtility indifferent to impact of energy efficiency programsUtility indifferent to all decisions that affect average use/customer Line extensions, appliances, building codes, efficiency outside of defined programs (comparison bills, etc.)Utility indifferent to impact of net-metering NMGreenChamber.com
  15. 15. FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY2. STORAGE: When the Wind Isn’t Blowing andSun Isn’t Shining, Store the Energy PROBLEM: In order for solar and wind to become competitive with coal and gas, it will need to be able to provide energy when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun doesn’t shine. Seven percent of energy before storage and seven percent is lost when being put back on the grid. SOLUTION: Provide a tax credit that incentivizes utilities to store renewable energy into batteries to help provide renewable energy at any time. Enables New Mexico to become a leader on energy storage, which is the key to solving the biggest challenge to renewable energy. NMGreenChamber.com
  16. 16. FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY3. BIOFUELS: Facilitate the Biofuel Innovation toBreak the Oil Addiction PROBLEM: Biofuels is an emerging industry and regulations haven’t kept pace. SOLUTION: Government regulators should proactively work with biofuels businesses to develop a supportive regulatory and permitting environment for this emerging industry by setting up a state-wide regulatory and permitting clearing house. Establish a Green ombudsman to help bio-refineries through the process. Promote parity between biofuels in the criteria for awarding tax credits, subsidies and grants. NMGreenChamber.com
  17. 17. FIVE IDEAS FOR GROWING NM’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY 4. CE/EE BANKS: Take Clean Energy to the BankPROBLEM: Energy efficiency projects remain complicated tofinance and clean solutions tend falter in the marketplace.SOLUTION: Connecticut developed consolidated a new quasi-public corporation which can raise and leverage scarce publicdollars with funds from private funds.The Clean Energy Bank can now provide a combination of low-interest rate funding for clean energy projects and low-cost up-front loans for energy efficiency projects. NMGreenChamber.com

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