Government Lead by Example: Executive Order Implementation

2010-001 - New Mexico Clean Energy Economy Action
2009-047 - Establishing New Mexico as a Leader in Addressing Climate Change
    • Continuing to participate in the Western Climate Initiative to develop a regional greenhouse gas emission reduction program that addresses the unique characteristics of New Mexico;
    • Working with the State’s electrical utilities and stakeholders to develop recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants within the State’s jurisdiction;
    • Developing recommendations for establishing an emission performance standard for new fossil-fueled generating facilities and new long-term power purchase agreements;
    • Developing recommendations for offset protocols that are consistent with the Western Climate Initiative;
    • Evaluating mechanisms for quantifying and awarding greenhouse gas emission allowances for emission reductions that occur before mandatory State or Federal cap-and-trade programs require such reductions;
    • Convening a Resilience Advisory Group to develop a plan for adapting to climate changes; and
    • Strengthening state government efforts to reduce emissions associated with energy use and transportation in state government operations.
2009-002 - Expanding New Mexico's Clean Energy Economy
  • Signed January 21, 2009
  • Creates the Green Jobs Cabinet to prepare a statewide strategic plan for clean energy and clean technology economic development and job creation. The Cabinet shall consider, and quantify where possible, opportunities and strategies (click on the above link for the list).
  • Membership consists of Department Secretaries or designees of Economic Development, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources, Workforce Solutions, Higher Education, Public Education, Environment, Department of Agriculture, State Investment Officer or designee, Governor's Advisor on Energy and Environment or designee.
  • Cabinet shall consult with representatives of the New Mexico Partnership, the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority, and other entities, including state agencies and local governments, as needed.
  • Economic Development Department shall provide administrative support and staffing.
  • Cabinet shall seek input and recommendations from a wide range of stakeholders from the private and non-profit sectors.
  • Cabinet shall present its plan for the Governor's consideration no later than August 15, 2009; thereafter reporting to the Governor no later than July 1 of each year unless otherwise directed.
  • Cabinet is advisory only and will not make final decisions regarding policy.
  • Cabinet members receive no pay nor are they reimbursed for expenses unless otherwise provided for by law.
  • Governor's press release.
2008-028 - Establishing a Strong Telework and Flexible Work Hours Program to Help Reduce Fuel Use and Taxpayers' Costs
  • Signed June 19, 2008
  • Directs the State Personnel Office (SPO) to report to the Governor with policy guidelines for teleworking and alternative work schedules by July 15, 2008.
  • Directs state agencies to adopt a written policy defining specific criteria and procedures for those programs by September 1, 2008, under the guidance of SPO.
  • Calls for changes to state vehicle usage, more emphasis on public transit and technology improvements to increase productivity and support teleworking in state government.
  • General Services Department (GSD) and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department shall work with GSD's Lead by Example Coordinator to plan to create a pool of short term lease vehicles and enhance existing fleet capabilities to match the most efficient vehicles to the intended use.
  • SPO and Department of Transportation shall work with GSD's Lead by Example Coordinator to assess, improve and promote the state's flex-pay transit deduction program to encourage state employees to use public transit.
  • Department of Information Technology shall work with GSD's Lead by Example Coordinator to assess, improve and promote state government's use of technology such as telephone, video and internet conferencing to improve productivity and to support telework and reduce unnecessary employee transit.
2007-053 - Increasing Energy Efficiency in State Government by 2015 and Statewide by2012 and 2020
  • Signed November 16, 2007
  • Sets a goal of 20 percent energy usage reduction in state buildings and transportation by 2015 through the Lead by Example Initiative, based on building energy per square foot and fuel energy per state employee.
  • Sets a goal of 20 percent energy usage reduction for statewide energy usage, based on total energy per capita. Also sets an interim goal of 10 percent energy usage reduction by 2012.
2006-069 - New Mexico Climate Change Action
  • Signed December 28, 2006
  • Establishes a Climate Change Action Implementation Team, under the direction of the Clean Energy Development Council, whose advisory responsibility is to ensure that the directives of this EO are implemented.
  • he Environment Department is to submit proposals to: implement a state clean car standard; adopt a greenhouse gas emissions registry and reporting mechanism; conduct a study of voluntary and mandatory mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and gas processes; work with other state agencies to analyze financial incentives for clean vehicles; develop regulations and guidance for truck stop electrification for anti-idling capability. It shall develop a State Climate Public Education and Outreach program, and work with other states and the federal government to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of a mandatory market-based emission reduction program.
  • The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department shall: convene a stakeholder group to develop and propose rules regarding carbon dioxide emission reduction and storage; work with governmental entities to implement demand side management programs for electricity, natural gas and other fuels, and establish financial incentives; work with stakeholders to create or participate with other states in a Regional Market Transformation Alliance.
  • The General Services Department shall establish and implement state policies for green power purchasing, to modify state procurement processes for state building performance standards, ensure low GHG emissions from state vehicles and require mandatory recycling in state building leases and purchases.
  • The Regulation and Licensing Department shall consult with stakeholders to develop low GHG emitting building codes; develop regulations for new commercial refrigeration; develop a plan for an education and outreach program for building professionals on new building code requirements.
  • The Taxation and Revenue Department shall develop financial incentives to reduce GHG emissions in collaboration with other state entities.
  • The Department of Finance and Administration (with the Department of Transportation) shall work with local governments to implement GHG emissions reduction programs throughout the state.
  • The Department of Agriculture shall: develop and promote manure energy utilization strategies to reduce GHG emissions; develop specific implementation mechanisms that promote utilization of agricultural by-products; increase the amount of acreage in conservation tillage and no-fill production and work with state agencies to promote programs that support consumption of local grown food and "buy local" efforts.
  • All state agencies are required to assist in implementing this Executive Order.
2006-001 - State of New Mexico Energy Efficient Green Standards for State Buildings
  • Signed January 16, 2006
  • Requires that the state adopt specific standards to implement and facilitate the use of high performance energy efficient green building practices for all state funded existing and new buildings.
  • Performance standards for state buildings set forth.
  • General Services Department (GSD) is to encourage private sector building owners that lease to the state to comply with the same energy efficiency performance standards required in this Executive Order.
  • Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) is to convene a Public Schools Clean Energy Task Force that will be advisory in nature. It is to make recommendations to implement aggressive energy efficiency measures in all existing school buildings, construction of all new schools, and renovations.
  • Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) is to evaluate and develop recommendations to ensure that the siting of public buildings, including schools, minimizes transportation-related energy usage.
  • Construction Industries Division (CID) and Construction Industries Commission (CIC) are to pursue updating residential and commercial building codes to promote consumers to develop energy efficient buildings.
  • CID and CIC with EMNRD are to engage the active support and participation in green building outreach, training and technical assistance efforts.
2005-049 - Requiring the Increased Use of Renewable Fuels in New Mexico State Government
  • Signed September 23, 2005
  • All cabinet level agencies, public schools and institutions of higher education shall take action toward obtaining 15 percent of their total transportation fuel requirements from renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel by 2010.
  • All cabinet level agencies, public schools and institutions of higher education shall comply with the requirements of the Alternative Fuel Acquisition Act, specifically that 75 percent of all vehicles acquired each fiscal year shall be capable of operating on alternative fuels or are gas-electric hybrids.
  • Cabinet level agencies shall assess and adjust existing vehicle operations and the allocation and/or assignment of the vehicles.
  • All cabinet level state agencies shall assess and adjust new vehicle procurement practices and alternative fuel infrastructure.
  • All cabinet level state agencies shall purchase, as needed, fuel efficient vehicles and those capable of running on renewable fuels.
  • GSD and DOT shall pursue the bulk purchase of renewable fuels for use in the state transportation fleet.
  • EMNRD shall report annually on the progress achieved toward the goals and directives of this Executive Order.
2005-033 - Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  • Signed June 9, 2005
  • Creates Climate Change Action Council (CCAC) and Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG).
  • New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to convene a state agency working group to report to CCAC on potential impacts of global warming on the state by December 31, 2005.
  • New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (OSE) to prepare analysis of climate change on New Mexico's water supply and the ability to manage water resources – report due by July 2006.
  • NMED to convene a scientist advisory panel to serve as a resource for the CCAC and CCAG.
  • NMED to develop a state greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast and create a staff position dedicated to global warming and climate change in New Mexico.
  • NMED to produce an annual report assessing progress toward achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions. Annual Report due by July 1, starting in 2007.
  • GSD to develop recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in state government capital projects, public education, transportation and daily operations.
2004-019 - Declaring New Mexico the "Clean Energy State"
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