Throughout her campaign, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pledged to make New Mexico a climate and clean energy leader – and she is now making good on that promise.
In January, the governor signed an executive order to formally join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 22 governors working to address climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The order also included a commitment to cut New Mexico’s carbon emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030 – evidence that Lujan Grisham is serious about bold climate action. As companies committed to clean energy, we commend the governor on her leadership.
We know that transitioning to clean energy will be good for the state’s economy, while providing major benefits to our local communities. This action also sends a clear signal to businesses, the country and the world, that New Mexico is sincere in its pledge to reduce emissions and expand its use of renewable energy.
State leadership on climate is more important than ever. As the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made clear, we must act now to dramatically increase the pace and scale of our ambition if we are to avoid the worst effects of our changing climate.