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New Mexico

Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $8,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $2,700,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               18,300

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $1,500,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $400,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           9,000

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Estancia Basin Biomass Facility, NM

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Biomass OPPOSITION: Citizens; WildEarth Guardians PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:The Western Water and Power Production LLC (WWPP) applied for an air quality permit to construct and operate a 35 MW biomass power generation plant to be … Continue reading

ConAgra Ethanol Plant, NM

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Concerned Citizens for Curry County; NAACP; League of United Latin American Citizens PROSPECTS: Unlikely; project canceled BACKGROUND: ConAgra planned to build an ethanol plant located in Clovis. The plant would have created about 60 high-wage … Continue reading

Taos Wind Farm, NM

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local Residents; The Cerro San Cristobal Ranch; Cielito Home and Land Owners Association PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND:  A local Taos banker and his partners at Taos Wind Power proposed to install up to … Continue reading

Desert Rock Energy Project, NM

STATUS: In progress with opposition   TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, San Juan Citizens Alliance, State of New Mexico PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2003, the developers, including the Dine Power Authority, an enterprise of the … Continue reading

SunZia Transmission Line, Central NM to AZ

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Transmission Line OPPOSITION: Socorro County Board of Commissioners, Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve, Local Residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The SunZia Southwest Transmission Project is a 460 mile high capacity 500 … Continue reading