Albuquerque mayor outlines renewable energy plan

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Albuquerque is making moves to run on 100 percent renewable energy.

Mayor Tim Keller announced a new master plan to achieve the lofty goal Wednesday morning.

He says in part, the commitment includes launching a city green team and passing an executive order requiring all city facilities to meet higher energy standards.

The commitment also includes an important new partnership with PNM.

“Working with PNM on a large scale solar project that once it’s done, we’ll be able to switch 58 percent of our city’s energy to renewable solar within two years,” said Mayor Keller.

Once complete, the project will remove 93 metric tons of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere every year. That’s the equivalent to taking 20,000 cars off the road.

The project’s estimated completion date is 2022.

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