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Kevin Robinson-Avila


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Newly appointed New Mexico regulators support review of PNM-Avangrid merger

The Public Regulation Commission plans to join Public Service Company of New Mexico and Connecticut-based energy giant Avangrid Inc. in a unified request for the state Supreme Court to send the PNM-Avangrid merger case back to the PRC for review. → Read More

Albuquerque-based Aspen Avionics to go public on the Nasdaq

Aspen parent firm AIRO to merge with the publicly-listed Kernal Group. → Read More

Universal Hydrogen’s test plane takes flight

The company flew its test plane for 15 minutes at low elevation above the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where it has worked for two years to convert a 50-passenger Dash 8 aircraft from traditional kerosene-fueled engines to hydrogen power. → Read More

Avangrid signs $30M contract with Array Technologies for solar trackers

The new contract drew praise from local officials, including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who supports the PNM-Avangrid merger. → Read More

What's next for Virgin Galactic? CEO discusses flight plans in earnings call

Virgin Galactic's mothership, VMS Eve, and the VSS Unity spaceship have reunited at Spaceport America for a final round of ground and flight tests. Here are the next steps before commercial space service begins. → Read More

PNM earnings down 34% in 2022

Copyright © 2023 Albuquerque Journal Public Service Company of New Mexico’s net earnings plummeted 34% in 2022, thanks largely to crashing stock markets that took a sharp bite out of utility investments, the company reported Friday morning. PNM’s net income fell by $53 million – from $156 million in 2021 to $103 million last year – reflecting nearly a $64 million loss on investment securities.… → Read More

Separating fact from fiction in the Local Choice Energy Act debate

Questions abound on potential benefits, risks of ‘Local Choice Energy’ → Read More

'Who is responsible for keeping the lights on?' PRC outlines concerns about Local Choice Energy Act

The state Public Regulation Commission has expressed significant concerns about the Local Choice Energy Act, including burdensome regulatory proceedings. → Read More

Raccoons and high winds: A peek inside the center that keeps the lights on for PNM customers

As more intermittent renewables like solar and wind come online, central power coordination becomes more critical to dispatch backup energy in an instant when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow. → Read More

Virgin Galactic mothership completes test flight following 16-month hiatus

Vehicle expected back in New Mexico for tests before tourist launch. → Read More

Bill could raise New Mexico oil and gas royalty rate

Hike from 20% to 25% could mean up to $84 million in new annual revenue → Read More

Marrying tech-based venture investment with real estate

Scott Goodman of Goodman Realty raises new fund to invest in "PropTech." → Read More

Senate committee approves controversial Local Choice Energy Act

Bill would allow municipal, county and tribal control of electric generation → Read More

Complaint lodged against energy advocacy group

The conservative advocacy organization Better Together New Mexico accused environmental group New Energy Economy of potentially illegal fundraising activity. → Read More

New Mexico Legislature could expand Angel investment tax credit

Program is a lifeline for startups when early investment sources run out. → Read More

Meet Breezy Blue, a disinfecting minibot built by Albuquerque-based Build with Robots

The Breezy One mobile robot that provides autonomous disinfection services at airports and other lar ... → Read More

New Mexico faces a budget abyss if oil and gas goes bust

Report predicts $36 billion revenue deficit in 15 years possible → Read More

Bill would allow New Mexico cities, counties, tribes to control energy generation

The proposed legislation would allow local governments to take over electric generation from privately run utilities. → Read More

Average NM January heating bills jump 56%

A 15-year high in natural gas prices and war in Ukraine are main factors → Read More

Renewable geothermal energy is moving toward the mainstream. Some lawmakers want investment to get NM onboard.

Tax breaks, grants and loans proposed for geothermal energy development. → Read More