February 2012

Families are spending more for energy

Here’s a research finding that won’t be surprising to most Americans: Families are spending more for energy and those increases are stretching their budgets.

But here’s an unexpected fact included in new research:  Electricity prices have actually declined when adjusted for inflation.

These dynamics make it doubly important that we remain vigilant to keep electricity affordable.

New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board Votes in Favor of Affordable Electricity

SANTA FE—Good news! This week the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) voted unanimously to repeal a set of regulations that would have raised the cost of electricity and hurt our state’s economy. All five members of the EIB voted to repeal the rules, which would have created a regional cap-and-trade program for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.