26 - Sustainable energy
Traffic Light Scorecard"Sustainable, environmentally sensitive supplies of energy are available and are efficiently consumed"
PICTURE NEES FOCUS
Based on the Following criteria:
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%.)
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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