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Cleaner fuels legislation would spark economic growth for New Mexico

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By Robin Vercruse, Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition and Amy Brown, COO of Adelante Consulting, Inc.

New Mexico has worked hard over the past decade to diversify its economy and become a leader in renewable technologies that are catching on in other states. The legislature passed the Energy Transition...

Don’t anger the underground supervolcano

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There’s a supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park called the Yellowstone Caldera that last erupted in a big way approximately 640,000 years ago. The next time it erupts, it could potentially result in a large swath of North America getting covered in ash, creating a sustained volcanic winter that kills roughly half the world’s population. Before we get ahead of ourselves, scientists at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory warn against overreacting to reports that this supervolcano is overdue for another full-scale eruption. In fact, they reassure us that “recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable.”

Oh, good. The dormant supervolcano is...

Growing your wealth

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Exploring the parallels between crop insurance, fixed index annuities

Imagine you are a farmer. You have been working the land for years, cultivating crops, and raising livestock. You have grown accustomed to the rhythms of the seasons, the unpredictable weather patterns, and the vagaries of the market. You have learned to adapt to the changing circumstances and to make the most of what you have.

But as you approach retirement age, you realize you need a new strategy. You need a way to protect your assets and ensure a steady income stream for the rest of your life. That’s where fixed-indexed annuities come in.

Fixed-indexed annuities can be considered the equivalent of crop...

State leaders working to face long-term drought

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Heinrich, Luján among senators introducing Farm Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and 13 bipartisan Senate colleagues, to call on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry leaders to address long-term drought in the upcoming Farm Bill in a press release published Jan. 12.

“Agriculture is the economic backbone for rural communities in our states. However, severe,  long-term drought is devastating these rural areas. During periods of droughts, our farmers and ranchers face diminishing crop and livestock outputs. These negative...

Heinrich touts 'Clean Energy Industrial Revolution' thanks to Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON D.C. — During a Jan. 11 hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.,  highlighted how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act have spurred a domestic manufacturing boom in New Mexico and across the country, creating thousands of high-quality jobs, strengthening the electric vehicle supply chain, building EV charging networks, growing the economy, and growing the middle class.

In an exchange with U.S. Department of Treasury Deputy Secretary Adewale Adeyemo, Heinrich touted the Inflation Reduction Act’s provisions that are accelerating the clean energy transition in New Mexico, creating...

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