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NEW MEXICO CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the New Mexico Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in New Mexico: over 5,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in New Mexico: 842
  • Number of solar jobs in New Mexico: over 2,100
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in New Mexico: over 200,000
  • Number of solar companies in New Mexico: 107
  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy in New Mexico: up to 3,000
  • Number of wind turbines in New Mexico: over 1,000
  • Number of homes that could be powered by wind generation in New Mexico: nearly 600,000
  • Number of New Mexicans working in clean energy transmission, distribution, and storage: over 12,000

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in New Mexico from 2007-2016: 13
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in New Mexico in 2018: 1
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfire in New Mexico in 2018: over 380,000

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of New Mexicans that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 72%
  • Percentage of New Mexicans that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 58%
  • Percentage of New Mexicans worried about climate change: 62%
  • Percentage of New Mexicans that support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 68%