Albuquerque weighs getting more power from solar sources

The Associated Press

New Mexico's largest city could be joining dozens of other communities around the nation that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city could be joining dozens of other communities around the nation that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources.

Albuquerque city councilors on Monday are scheduled to take up a resolution that calls for getting at least 25 percent of the electricity used by city facilities from solar by 2025.

The proposal highlights the city's lofty ranking for solar installations in 2014, the state's 300-plus days of sunshine and threats of droughts, floods, fires and other extreme weather linked to a changing climate.

It also claims that producing one kilowatt-hour of electricity via solar panels requires less water than electricity produced by natural gas or coal plants.

The resolution calls for an implementation plan to be drafted by mid-2017.

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