Solar / by Karie Luidens

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I’m proud these days to have helped elect Tim Keller as mayor of Albuquerque. Per the Albuquerque Journal editorial board:

Albuquerque’s mayoral administration is embarking on a path to power city government with 100 percent renewable, clean energy within four years.

Last week, Mayor Tim Keller announced a partnership with Public Service Company of New Mexico that would have city-owned facilities using 25 of the 50 megawatts of electricity produced by a brand new solar generating station. That would put the city’s energy use at 58 percent renewables, compared to 4 percent today. Reducing energy use and installing $25 million worth of solar panels on city buildings are also part of the city’s road map to 100 percent renewable energy.