Santa Fe Reporter: “Morning Word: Basin Talk”
A morning newsletter includes a segment about a new report and blog post published by RFF researchers about how the federal government could help New Mexico transition to a low-carbon economy.
Resources magazine examines what the country’s changing energy landscape will mean for New Mexico’s “energy communities,” aka the communities dependent on the oil and gas industries in the San Juan and Permian basin communities. Researchers at the nonprofit environmental organization Resources for the Future, which publishes the magazine, spoke to an array of stakeholders—from workers to advocates—regarding their views on how the federal government can “contribute to economic resilience” for such communities. The story accompanies RFF’s August report analyzing both the state’s history of reliance on the oil and gas industry, as well as its ongoing efforts to diversify that reliance as part of its transition plans to more sustainable forms of energy.
[The segment continues with more information about the RFF findings.]
Report — Aug 21, 2023
Can Federal Efforts Help Build Economic Resilience in New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Communities?
In this analysis, the report authors interview stakeholders in New Mexico’s oil- and gas-producing regions to understand how the federal government can support local efforts to strengthen economic diversification.
Common Resources — Oct 23, 2023
Federal Policy and New Mexico’s Energy Communities
Stakeholders in oil and gas–producing regions in New Mexico spoke with researchers at Resources for the Future about how the federal government can support economic resilience in these communities as the United States transitions to a low-carbon economy.
On the Issues — Dec 8, 2023
On the Issues: Preserving Forests at COP28, Charging Electric Vehicles, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: preserving forests at COP28, charging electric vehicles, and more.