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In this combination of photos shows three winners of Nobel Prize in physics, from left, Meijo University Prof. Isamu Akasaki, 85, Nagoya University Prof. Hiroshi Amano, 54, Meijo and Shuji Nakamura, 60, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.A. The three Japanese scientists won Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes -- a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology.

John Ramil, TECO president and CEO, says, “customers will see the benefits immediately” from his Florida-based company’s purchase of New Mexico Gas Co. At right is Gas Co. President Annette Gardiner, who is retaining her position under the new ownership. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

TECO plans to remake gas system

Florida-based TECO Energy Inc. has taken over the utility that serves 23 NM counties, and that could translate into greater rate and system stability


BLM legislation passes in Senate

Udall co-sponsored the bill with 13 other senators including New Mexico’s other senator, Martin Hienrich


EPA signs off on power plant proposal

The proposal was negotiated in 2013 by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, the state’s largest electric utility and the Navajo Nation

First Solar is building the plants for PNM in Valencia, Sandoval and Cibola counties. (Courtesy of PNM)

PNM proposes more solar

PNM said the plan would mean a $79 million investment in green energy and that by 2016, PNM would have enough solar power to serve 40,000 average homes.