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Hearings across nation spark debate on EPA regulations

The debate over the future of U.S. electricity generation was on full display this week at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.. The focus of these public hearings? The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan that could radically alter the way electricity is generated by utilities and used and paid for by consumers nationwide.

Share Your Story: Affordable electricity powers my business

People across the West rely on affordable electricity at home and at work, around the clock and across the calendar. So when unreasonable government mandates lead to significant and unnecessary increases in electricity prices, we all feel the impacts. 

For Mark Stevens, a jeweler from Laguna, New Mexico, affordable electricity is critical because it powers his business. As a silversmith, Mark uses a number of electric tools to create his products – electronic buffers, rotary tools and even crockpots. 

New "Cars" Drive Power Costs

By Keven J. Groenewold

A new car arrives with fresh paint, a great smell, and a hefty price tag. After a few years of regular payments the scent changes, but there's value in owning an older car that's still running well.

Most of America's electric cooperatives bought a fleet of new "cars"—power plants—in the 1970s and 1980s. This ample stock of generation allowed co-ops to maintain a safe, reliable, and affordable supply of power. Current conditions may place affordability and reliability at risk.

Act Now for Afforable Electricity in New Mexico

We've already collected more than 16,000 signatures urging the repeal of the greenhouse gas rules.

Here at the Keep Electricity Affordable campaign, we’ve been talking about the value of electricity, the importance of affordability and the threats to affordable electricity. Right now in New Mexico, we are facing a real threat.

In late 2010, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) approved state rules requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.