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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 7:42 am, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

A plan by New Mexico’s largest electricity provider to retire two coal-fired units at San Juan Generating Station and replace that power with other sources will use more than a billion gallons of water beyond what would be required under an alternate proposal, the Sierra Club says.

The amount of water used to generate electricity is a critical issue for a state in an ongoing drought, the conservation group said.

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2 comments:

  • Richard Jacob posted at 6:28 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    Richard Dean Jacob Posts: 27

    Solar and wind are not the future .. there is something better .

     
  • Philip Taccetta posted at 9:39 am on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    PhiltheElder Posts: 193

    Simple - raise the price of water to the point where it is not an option - it shouldn't be. Wind and solar is the future. PNM needs to be drug, kicking and screaming if necessary, into the 21st Century

     

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