Governor Richardson has signed into law two bills he says make New Mexico what he calls the “clean energy state.”
One measure quadruples the use of clean electricity. It requires that by the year 2020, utilities must be getting 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources.
The other bill creates a transmission authority that will help the state export solar, wind and other renewable energy.
The governor says the measures not only will help keep New Mexico’s air clean, but will create new high-tech jobs in the state.
5 March 2007
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