2017 SB 312 Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities

CVNM Position:
CVNM Priority Vote
Mimi Stewart
Nathan P. Small
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
SB 312 on nmlegis.gov »


SB 312 would have increased the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to require that renewable energy comprise 70% of total retail sales to NM customers of rural electric cooperatives by 2040 and requires that renewable energy comprise 80% of total retail sales to NM customers of public utilities by 2040. It also prescribes the formula by which these goals are to be achieved. This would have the effect of reducing the demand for fossil fuel energy, which negatively impacts the environment, climate and public health.


SB 312 died in the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.

How Legislators Voted on SB 312

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator 2017
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator 2017
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator 2017
McSorley, Cisco (D) D 16 Senator 2017
Padilla, Michael (D) D 14 Senator 2017
Papen, Mary Kay (D) D 38 Senator 2017
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator 2017
Sanchez, Clemente (D) D 30 Senator 2017
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2017
Shendo Jr., Benny (D) D 22 Senator 2017
Small, Nathan P. (D) D 36 Representative 2017
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator 2017
Stefanics, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 39 Senator 2017
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 17 Senator 2017
Tallman, Bill (D) D 18 Senator 2017
White, James P. (R) R 19 Senator 2017
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator 2017
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator 2017