Lead the Conversation

  • Post published:May 26, 2015
  • Post category:Issues

Congressman Steve Pearce will keynote the NMBC Energy Summit along with a panel of energy experts who will provide discussion and commentary.

How Important is San Juan Generating Station to New Mexico? How important is affordable electricity, 811 jobs and annual royalties and taxes of over $40 million to New Mexico? Not a concern at all for radical environmental groups that would like to see the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) completely shut down and for the power to be replaced with solar energy. Their plan is estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Read more from the Op-Ed by Carla Sonntag, NMBC President, HERE.

Great Advice from NMBC Business HERO – Set Aside Differences to Deal with Issues at Hand: NMBC Director Mark Menicucci, Owner and CEO of Menicucci Insurance Agency, hit the nail on the head with his recent statement to Albuquerque Business First: “My mother was a Republican and my father was a Democrat. I watched them get along for 66 years of marriage. I think there’s a failure in our parties in New Mexico right now because they can’t put aside their personal beliefs to deal with things like the $260 million in projects our state needs. We need leadership that’s pro-business and that accomplishes things and makes sure progress is being made.” Read more HERE.

Speaking of Energy — NM Uranium Enrichment Facility Powers Country: URENCO, a uranium enrichment facility in Eunice, New Mexico supplies 25% of nuclear fuel for U.S. power plants. It has a plan to bring capacity to 50% of U.S. demand by 2022. Read more HERE.

Why is URENCO important to New Mexico? The URENCO enrichment plant is fueling a drive to bring more nuclear energy to New Mexico. Though many discount nuclear energy from having a future due to cost, those in the industry tout its zero-carbon emission benefit and hope growth will continue in Southeast New Mexico. With the proper safety measures and planning, expanding nuclear energy and waste storage could be an economic boost to the state, providing jobs and diversifying our economy. Read more HERE.

The New Mexico Business Coalition supports pro-business activity in New Mexico. Join us to help bring jobs to the state! Find out more about becoming a member HERE or contact the NMBC at nmbiz@nmbizcoalition.org or (505) 836-4223.