Governor signs energy transition legislation

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation that takes the state a step toward cleaner energy.

On Friday, Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 489, called the Energy Transition Act. The bill sets energy standards and establishes a pathway for a low-carbon energy transition away from coal while providing workforce training and transition assistance to affected communities, according to a release.

The bill raises New Mexico’s energy portfolio standard to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 80…

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