Kevin Robinson-Avila, ABQJournal

Kevin Robinson-Avila


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

PNM, advocacy groups differ on bond sale

Issuance timing would affect consumer rate reductions → Read More

New Mexico-based 'quantum dot' maker growing by leaps and bounds

Microscopic, New Mexico-made “quantum dots” could soon be powering up commercial buildings, boosting greenhouse production and, eventually, even feeding astronauts on the moon. Los Alamos-based Ubiquitous Quantum Dots, or UbiQD Inc., is turning the nanoscale, three-dimensional structures — which measure about 10,000 times smaller than a human hair — into sunlight-harvesting machines to make… → Read More

Scandinavia’s leading airline adopts ABQ firm’s software

Ultramain will deploy its ‘electronic logbook’ on all Scandinavian Airlines System aircraft → Read More

Green makeover gives new life to aging state buildings

Solar systems, efficiency upgrades to cut annual energy bills in half → Read More

Albuquerque solar company reports $22M loss in Q1

Albuquerque-based Array Technologies has taken a beating since going public in October 2021 on the Nasdaq Global Market, with inflation and supply-chain challenges eroding its bottom line. The company — which makes solar trackers that increase electric generation from utility-scale arrays by tilting and turning panels to follow the sun — reported a $22 million […] → Read More

Solar industry in crisis over US trade dispute

NM sees layoffs, canceled projects due to potential tariffs on Asian countries → Read More

Solar trade dispute impacts PNM power supplies

Solar project delays worsen estimated electricity shortages for summer 2023 → Read More

Virgin Galactic reports another $93M loss in Q1

Virgin Galactic continues to bleed money as it ramps up investment in spaceship manufacturing operations in preparation for commercial launch next year of its space tourism operations at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. The company reported a net loss of $93 million in the first quarter of 2022 in it’s latest earnings statement on […] → Read More

Virgin Galactic delays commercial launch, again

Supply-chain and labor constraints push back passenger flights to next year → Read More

State auditor candidate faces ethics complaint over donation

Union says Maestas violated law in campaign for state auditor → Read More

Cruces-based telehealth company Electronic Caregiver to add 770 jobs

Las Cruces-based Electronic Caregiver will hire 770 new employees under a major expansion of its remote health-monitoring services, backed by Local Economic Development Act funding. The state will provide more than $1.2 million in LEDA money, including $1 million from the Economic Development Department and $235,000 from the city of Las Cruces, to help double […] → Read More

PNM-Avangrid consolidation remains alive and kicking

Partners stay undeterred, will appeal to NM Supreme Court → Read More

50-MW solar array sending power to ABQ

City government operations getting 88% of electricity from renewables → Read More

Business group accuses NM regulators of violating open meetings laws

The New Mexico Business Coalition says the Public Regulation Commission has violated the state Open Public Meetings Act two times since December by holding "secret" deliberations on issues that should be aired in public. → Read More

Energy summit highlights renewable transition

Latino businesses explore emerging possibilities, environmentalists opposed → Read More

Heinrich leads charge to end solar trade debate

Petition for new tariffs on some Asian imports could lead to US layoffs → Read More

Bio-threat detection startup wins $6.1M investment

BioFlyt technology rapidly detects and identifies airborne microbes and toxins → Read More

Trade dispute threatens US, NM solar commerce

Projects canceled, prices jumping, thousands of jobs are at stake → Read More

PNM grid congestion locks thousands of New Mexico residents out of solar

PRC is developing new interconnection rules to help ‘red-zone’ communities → Read More

Mexican truckers block Santa Teresa

Inspection controversy in Texas spills over into NM → Read More