Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham didn’t offer many specifics about her plans for a second term during the campaign, but she has actively supported such legislation and will likely do so in the 2023 session.
Energy analyst Alex Epstein has thoughts:
Reject Net Zero, Embrace Energy Freedom
“Net zero by 2050” policies would be apocalyptically destructive if fully implemented and *have already been catastrophically destructive* when barely implemented.
They should be totally rejected in favor of energy freedom policies.
— Alex Epstein (@AlexEpstein) December 7, 2022
Epstein is definitely worth a follow on social media and he sends regular emails. Furthermore on the issue of “net-zero” Epstein argues:
In practice “net zero” means: rapidly eliminate most fossil fuel use.
“Net zero by 2050” policies include:
- Escalating restrictions or bans of fossil fuel development
- Escalating restrictions or bans of fossil fuel use
- Mandates of alternatives
- Subsidies for alternatives
- (Often) hostility to development
- (Often) hostility to nuclear
Even left-wing environmental groups and their supporters believe “net-zero” is a way to placate current political trends while punting “actual” action into the future.