26 - Sustainable energy

Goal 3 - Desired Condition 26 - Sustainable, environmentally sensitive supplies of energy are available and are efficiently consumed.


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"Sustainable, environmentally sensitive supplies of energy are available and are efficiently consumed"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is MIXED
Albuquerque, compared to others, is WORSE
Citizen perception compared to data MIXED

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

The alternative vehicle fueling infrastructure available to the public in Albuquerque is weak, but renewable electricity accounts and consumption are growing strongly. A significant minority of residents seems willing to accept additional reasonable costs required both to bring alternative fuels to market and develop the needed infrastructure.


In 2008, Albuquerque had the fewest public alternative fueling stations among peer Southwest cities with only five sites. Austin has almost 40 sites. At the end of 2007, 1.5% of PNM’s total retail electricity sales were from renewable sources, overwhelmingly wind generated, ranking 10th in percentage of green power sales in the nation. Austin’s municipal utility ranked 2nd with 5.0% of load. (Worldwide, Denmark leads with 20%.)

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2007, Albuquerque citizens rated this condition in the middle for importance, but thought much more progress had been made than what the data showed, especially related to alternative vehicle fuels.


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