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New Mexico groups push for more renewable energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of New Mexico environmental groups and community leaders are pushing for more electricity to come from renewable energy sources.

The head of the University of New Mexico’s Sustainable Studies Program, Bruce Milne, says it’s both desirable and feasible for the U.S. to shift to 100 percent renewable energy and that technological innovations in the industry could be exported globally.

Milne was among the representatives from Environment New Mexico and other groups who gathered this week in Albuquerque for a panel discussion regarding a new white paper on renewable energy.

Supporters said New Mexico is well positioned to be a leader in the transition given that it’s the second sunniest state in the nation and has significant wind resources.

In related news, New Mexico to roll out cleanup proposal for federal lab.

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