What Is WIPP? Who are Holtec? What Do They Propose? & Why Should I Care?

NM”s history of involvement in the nuclear industry stretches to its birth, witht our finger prints are on Hiroshima, our Down Winders , unknowingly and unwillingly, bearing the consequences of testing for that day. Our legacy for absorbing the impact of poorly thought out nuclear power decisions spans decades: Church Rock, WIPP and now Holtec.…

Natural Gas: A Bridge to Extinction, the Myth of Natural Gas Debunked & Know PNM is Coming with a Plan

Speaker Egolf wrote a commentary on how SB 489 allows natural gas in Four Corners. Look for PNM, the Governor, and possibly some of enviro grasstop allies to begin cultivating the field, readying us with myths about the need for natural gas as a needed bridge to the future. This post obliterates that assertion. Plus,…

A Look Back at Last Week’s Posts on Fox News, PNM, Mother Nature as Bill Collector, a Border Wall in NM, and Winona LaDuke

Fittingly, after a week of alarming articles about our media, our climate, and our border,(links to all posts provided today) we closed last week with a 50 minute talk from legendary indigenous activist Winona LaDuke where she outlines a values-driven economic system that is the only way we can justly navigate the climate catastrophes to…

A New Retake Feature, Sunday at the Movies, with the First Installment Featuring Winona LaDuke on The Next Economy

Sunday, you want to take it easy. So, grab some coffee and spend a bit of time with Winona LaDuke as she speaks truth to power like no one can. Inspiring and honest, this video captures exactly the kind of shift Retake has described in numerous posts. Except this is from Winona.  Pour a cup…

Our Tab is Growing and Mother Nature is Demanding Payment with a Balloon Payment Coming Soon

Today’s post focuses on an article from Truthout on the cost of “externalities” or the unpaid costs of growth, extraction, industrial agriculture, meat production, and other climate change drivers. The author JP Sottile uses a credit card analogy to press home how the cost of these externalities are coming due…with interest. Also included, an interesting…

A PNM Action Alert: Petition to Sign to Ask PRC to Say No to PNM Plan to Purchase Equity in Nuclear & Have You Pay for It

Thanks to New Energy Economy’s heroic legal battles and the 2018 election ousting Sandy Jones & Lynda Lovejoy from the PRC, we have a brand new game at the PRC. The very recent Supreme Court decision codifies in law that PNM must demonstrate “prudence” when making decisions. Prudence is not a PNM strength, as the…

Fox News: Scary Characterization of our Energy Crisis, Plus Xochitl’s Hand In Produced Water and 30 Second Promo from NM Frackers

I thought I was reading The Onion. Today we examine the kind of drivel that passes for journalism at Fox News–a diatribe on AOC, the Green New Deal and New Mexico who apparently passed the Green New Deal last session without public input, forcing us to utilize far more expensive renewables and forego far cheaper…