New Mexico

With a Democratic state government trifecta, New Mexico has made significant progress on climate action, especially in recent years.

Legislative Profile

Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)

House: 44 (D) ǀ 24 (R) ǀ 1 (I)

Senate: 26 (D) ǀ 15 (R) ǀ 1 (I)

U.S. Climate Alliance Member

Key Resources

Emissions Reduction Targets

By 2030:

45%

Target relative to 2005 levels

2019 GHG Emissions By Sector (%)

  • Commercial
  • Electric
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
Source: EPA State Inventory Tool (SIT)

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Climate Governance & Equity

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Climate Governance

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Emissions Reduction Target

45% by 2030 Relative to 2005 levels

Mandate Source

Voluntary – Executive Order 2019-003 (2019)

Climate Action Plan

Climate Bureaucracy

Interagency Commissions/Task Forces

Interagency Climate Change Task Force

Non-Governmental Advisory Bodies

State Climate Portal

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Lead by Example

ACEEE Score – 2 out of 2 points**

**The ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard analyzes the policies and programs states adopt to save energy in public sector buildings and transportation fleets. States can earn up to 2 points.

Equity

Environmental Justice Community Designation

Mandate Source

SB 112 (2021)

Definition

“Disproportionately impacted communities” are defined as a community or population of people for which multiple burdens, including environmental and socioeconomic stressors, inequity, poverty, high unemployment, pollution or discrimination, may act to persistently and negatively affect the health, well-being and environment of the community or population and includes tribal communities, communities of color and low-income rural communities and native people, people of color, women, immigrants, youth, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Include race? Yes | Include income? Yes | Include pollution burden? Yes

State EJ Mapping Tools

EJ Community Benefit Requirement

EJ Bureaucracy

EJ Advisory Bodies

Environmental Justice Task Force

EJ Government Staff

Adaptation & Resilience

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Governance and Planning

Governance Structures

Office Designation

Task Force/Advisory Group

Executive Order 2019-003 (2019) – Interagency Climate Change Task Force

Cabinet Commissions and Committees

Adaptation and Resilience Plans

Action Plans

Assessments

New Mexico Climate Risk Map

Frameworks

Climate Hazard Mitigation Plans

Solutions and Funding

Building Codes, Land Use, and Zoning

Built/Hard Infrastructure

Grid Resilience Measures

Section 71-11-2 of NMSA 1978 (2020) – Grid Modernization Grant Program and Fund

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

State Funding

Electricity

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Renewables and Energy Storage

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Renewable Portfolio Standard

Target

40% by 2025 | 80% by 2040 | 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2045

Legislation

SB 489 (2019)

Distributed Generation/Solar Carve-out

SPOT Components – 4 out of 5*

Net Metering

SPOT Components – 5 out of 11*

Energy Storage Standard

SPOT Components – 2 out of 5*

Shared Renewables

SPOT Components – 3 out of 6*

Grid and Utility Reform

Clean Energy Plan

Grid Modernization Plan

The GridWise Alliance’s Grid Modernization Index (GMI) evaluates and ranks the status of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states and D.C.

50-state Ranking – 44th

Interconnection Standards

SPOT Components – 5 out of 6*

Utility Green Power Option

SPOT Components – 6 out of 6*

New Utility Business Model Proceeding

SPOT Components – 1 out of 5*

Carbon Pollution Pricing

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

Buildings & Efficiency

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Building Energy Codes

Residential Codes

SPOT Components – 4 out of 6*

Statewide code – 2018 IECC

Commercial Codes

SPOT Components – 3 out of 6*

Statewide code – 2018 IECC

Stretch or Reach Codes

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

Efficiency Programs and Incentives

Weatherization Programs

SPOT Components – 2 out of 4*

Energy Auditing Programs

Retrocommissioning Programs

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

SPOT Components – 4 out of 10*

Energy Savings Performance Contracting

SPOT Components – 5 out of 5*

Standards and Market Mechanisms

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

SPOT Components – 2 out of 5*

Building Performance Standard (BPS)

Appliance Performance Standard (APS)

Carbon Pollution Pricing

Buildings Data Disclosure

Transportation

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Vehicle Standards and Incentives

Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

In progress to adopt California’s regulations (EO 2019-003)

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandates

In progress to adopt California’s regulations (EO 2019-003)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle (MHDVs) Sales Standards

Electric Vehicle Incentives

SPOT Components – 2 out of 5*

Charging Infrastructure Incentives

SPOT Components – 0 out of 5*

Carbon Pollution Pricing

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

State Planning and Investment

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Decarbonization Plan

EV and EV Charging Infrastructure Plans

EV Transit Bus Deployment

The ACEEE Transportation Electrification Scorecard analyzes the level of investment and policies states adopt to procure electric transit buses. States can earn up to 6 points.

ACEEE Score – 1 out of 6 points

Bicycle Friendly State

The League of American Bicyclists’ State Report Cards evaluate and rank the safety and efficiency of active transportation systems across all 50 states.

50-state Ranking – 44th

Agriculture

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Soil Health and Regenerative Agriculture Governance

Financial Incentives

SB218 / HB 204 (2019) – Healthy Soils Act 2019

HB 89 (2021) – Healthy Soil Tax Refund Contribution Option

Technical Assistance & Education Programs

SB218 / HB 204 (2019) – Healthy Soils Act 2019

Food Waste Bans and Targets

Industry, Materials, and Waste Management

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Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Regulations

Carbon Pollution Pricing

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Last Updated March 2022