Global warming necessitates the development of improved energy sources and technological leaps in energy efficiency, and New Mexico can play an important role in making that happen, U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said Monday.
The U.S. oil industry's main lobbying organization is behind a series of "energy citizens rallies" against pending climate change legislation, including two in New Mexico later this month, according to a memo obtained by the environmental group Greenpeace.
Global warming, climate change, the green movement, sustainable energy, environmental awareness - there are almost as many names for environmental issues as there are opinions on the matter.
Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado climate action plans identified several emission reduction options that included energy produced from agricultural and forest management biomass, landfill and animal operation biogas, and in-state ethanol and biodiesel production and use. See individual state plans for more in-depth descriptions of how emission reduction and cost estimates were derived.
Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado climate action plans included estimates of carbon that could be sequestered in soils, vegetation, and underground. The Utah plan recommended options but did not conduct their own cost estimates. In a few cases, recommended options were merged here for the purpose of simplifying discussion.
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- El Paso Water Utilities
- GEI Consultants
- Haaku Water Office, Pueblo of Acoma
- Livingston Associates
- Navajo Nation Department of Justice
- New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
- New Mexico Environment Department
- New Mexico Environmental Law Center
- New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
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CLIMAS and Arizona Cooperative Extension will host an online climate briefing about the 2009 monsoon for natural resource managers, extension faculty, and interested citizens on May 21 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Colleagues from northern Mexico are especially invited to participate, as forecasts will cover the U.S.-Mexico border region.
The attorneys general of several states have jointly submitted comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voicing concerns regarding the proposed issuance of an air quality permit for construction of the Desert Rock power plant.