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Published: 13 October 2021 13 October 2021

New Mexico Electric Bills Now 14th Highest in the Nation

Albuquerque – The latest numbers from Choose Energy show New Mexicans are paying nearly 5 percent more for electricity than at the same time last year. Additionally, while the national price for power per kilowatt hour is 13.9 cents, families in the Land of Enchantment are shelling out 14.49 cents for the same amount of electricity. In fact, New Mexico is now paying the 14th highest electric bills in the nation trailing only California, Hawaii, and states in the Northeast.

The high electric bills in New Mexico provide a stark contrast to the rhetoric from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham who is trying to convince the public that because of her “mini” Green New Deal energy costs are going down.

“Every New Mexican knows they’re paying more for electricity and gasoline and yet Governor Lujan Grisham continually says the opposite. It’s really unclear if she’s being intentionally untruthful or if she simply doesn’t get it,” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. “While our families are paying more for energy, our state also suffers from some of the worst unemployment in the nation all because of our Governor’s alliance to extreme special interests.”

Power The Future is a national non-profit organization advancing America’s energy interests. You can learn more at www.PowerTheFuture.Com.