Senate committee passes bill to eliminate carbon-based energy

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New Mexico’s carbon footprint could gradually begin getting smaller as a bill looking to eliminate carbon-based energy is now on the Senate floor.

Senate Bill 489 would require the state’s public utilities to take 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030. They would need to hit 80 percent by 2040.

Beyond that, remaining electricity would only come from non-carbon emitting sources like battery storage systems.

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