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Albuquerque leaders promote solar power

Posted 1:47 p.m. Tuesday

— Albuquerque leaders have approved a resolution calling for the city to rely more on solar energy.

KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ckbEjf ) that the resolution sets a goal of generating a quarter of the energy for city facilities through solar power by 2025.

It states that the city recognizes the environmental health, public health and economic benefits of solar energy.

City Councilor Pat Davis says the city currently spends millions of dollars a year on energy and less than 3 percent of it comes from renewable sources. He says the council commissioned a study on the issue last spring and discovered that the panels could be installed on nearly 40 city-owned buildings for $45 million.

He estimated that doing so would save taxpayers about $3 million a year.

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