MLG’s Green New Deal resulting in likely brownouts by next summer

As warned by many pro-energy groups, including the most vocal Power the Future, which as foretold of brownouts due to Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Green New Deal, that stark reality is likely coming true, according to the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). 

In August of 2020, a little over one year after New Mexico passed its “Energy Transition Act,” also known as the “Green New Deal,” Larry Behrens, western states director for Power the Future warned, “New Mexico’s families must continue to face the real consequences of pushing an agenda that doesn’t provide power when we need it most.” 

Behrens reacted to the news, writing, “Warnings of brownouts are just the latest in a list of failures brought on by this forced transition. Electric rates are also on the rise and New Mexicans are set to lose their jobs simply because this law was rushed through so quickly that supporters didn’t want to acknowledge the predictable consequences. New Mexico’s leaders need to listen to the warnings, put aside their special interests and plan to deliver reliable electricity before it’s too late.”

In northeast New Mexico, the Energy Transition Act has forced the closure of the San Juan Generating Station by PNM, leaving countless New Mexicans without jobs and only around 80 employees able to retire. “For the rest of the employees, though, they’re going to have to go find some other form of employment,” said plant manager Omni Warner. 

Even far-left enviro-Marxist groups have begged the Legislature to make changes to the Energy Transition Act before it completely wrecks the state.

But the pleas from the left and the right have fallen on deaf ears, and now the corrosive piece of legislation may force PNM to rely on a “brownout” next summer due to the “energy lost with the anticipated closure of the coal-fueled” San Juan Generating Station, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Brownouts entail a drop in voltage in the electrical power supply system, which could mean dimmer lights and lower power levels for New Mexicans. According to PNM spokesman Ray Sandoval says that PNM “generally has a 2,000-megawatt system with about 500 megawatts provided by the San Juan Generating Station.” 

With the closure of the San Juan Generating Station, it has purged countless jobs, with only around 80 employees able to retire. “For the rest of the employees, though, they’re going to have to go find some other form of employment,” said plant manager Omni Warner. 

Now, as well as a loss of jobs, the closure of the San Juan Generating Station means a loss of 500 megawatts of energy to New Mexico. When asked what options PNM has, executive Tom Fallgren said, “We are looking at any and all options. … And we continue to beat the bushes, so to say, for other opportunities as well.”

As for the other effects of New Mexico’s Green New Deal, other than brownouts and lost jobs, electric utilities, including XCEL Energy, are asking to raise rates on their customers because of the Energy Transition Act, passing off large costs back to the consumers.

Left-wing environmentalists will claim that the massive uptick in unemployment rates is all related to the pandemic and not Lujan Grisham’s Green New Deal. However, New Mexico’s neighboring state of Texas has gained energy jobs every single month since last September, unlike New Mexico. 

New Mexico is bleeding cash by the day as the Governor’s assault on the energy industry worsens. New Mexicans are being laid off with no fallback other than the state’s flailing unemployment system run by Lujan Grisham’s cabinet appointees. 

Now, New Mexicans will be seeing brownouts in their future, and this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding New Mexico’s energy future.

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5 thoughts on “MLG’s Green New Deal resulting in likely brownouts by next summer”

  1. This is about control; you gave them control of your children through public education; you gave them control of your business through masks; you gave them control over your personal life through the masks; now, if you do not take your shot, you will not be allowed to have electric. This is the scenario that is coming down the pipeline. The shots are scheduled to be approved by the end of 2022. But do not listen to us, we’re just conspiracy nuts who only predicted Gruesomes power grab step by step. We all need to be a thorn in their rears at this point.

  2. All this because the climatards has this brainless idea of stopping this so called climate crisis…hate to tell them..there is no man made crisis….the floods..droughts..hurricanes..have been going on since the beginning of earths creation..yes..even when there was lower co2 in the atmosphere…

    The questions for wuhan lujan…1..can you name 5 things you use NOT associated with fossil fuels? do you expect to recuperate the big financial loss when you shut down the fossil fuels
    3…you want to stop covid..what is your plan to do that when the democraps take away fossil fuels which make the tools to stop it..
    She is a foolish puppet that must go

  3. Give a liberal control over a desert and there will be a shortage of sand in no time! Anything they touch they screw up! How I despise our idiot govt!

  4. SHUT HER POWER OFF BOTH ELECTRIC AND POLITICAL POWER. VOTE HER OUT!! She couldn’t even live without jewelry, steaks ,and haircuts during the lockdown but expected everyone else to . Give her a Harbor Freight solar panel and take everything else away. VOTE HER OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. You people haven’t seen anything yet! Wait until the merger between Avangrid and PNM takes place, and it will, as Avangrid has a lot of money to spread around. We will have wind turbines everywhere that are unreliable, unsightly, costly, and will generate most of their electricity to sell to other states.

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