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26 - Sustainable energy

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

INDICATORS

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

Our Conclusion:


PICTURE NEES FOCUS

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.

National Comparison NATIONAL/REGIONAL COMPARISON:

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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