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A tragic clean energy move in New Mexico

The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) in New Mexico (their version of our Arizona Corporation Commission) ruled last week that their utility monopolies would only be required to integrate half of the solar capacity onto their grid than was previously required.

Two of the panel’s commissioners voted to postpone the decision by a week to more adequately determine whether or not there was even an problem in need of correction. The other commissioners took the majority claiming that “waiting another week would allow renewable energy advocates to influence the PRC’s decision.” It’s beyond me how there could be anything wrong with the idea of giving a little more time to better study the science behind a proposed problem. The whole point of investigation is to determine the truth and then influence the decision based on that truth. Now it seems we are trying to paint such influence as a bad thing…

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