New Mexico Senate Bill Would Force Solar, EV Charging In All New Homes

New Mexico Senate Bill Would Force Solar, EV Charging In All New Homes

January 23, 2023

In the past few years, families in New Mexico have experienced record prices at the gas pump and once-in-a-generation inflation, all driven by the loss of American energy independence. And unfortunately, the start of the new legislative session showed where the eco-left’s priorities are. 

On the first day of the 2023 Legislative Session, Senator Will Soules introduced a bill titled “New Home Bill Renewable Requirements.” If passed, Senate Bill 77 would require all homes built after July 1, 2023, to include solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station.

“With high heating costs and the price at the pump on the rise, New Mexico’s families are already shelling out more than enough for the climate agenda,” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. “Supporters of solar and EVs continually tell us how affordable they are, yet they have to bring bills like this to force us to buy them. This will do nothing more than make new homes more expensive and out of reach for our families.”

This bill is a significant government overreach. Electric vehicles and solar panels are unreliable and expensive toys for the eco-left. At a time when families are suffering from record-high inflation, it is absurd to propose a bill that will only drive up the prices of homes.