TEAGUE: Nation's Electricity Grid Must be Expanded

SANTA FE (AP) - Congressman Harry Teague says the nation's electricity transmission grid needs to be expanded to help promote the development of renewable energy sources.

Teague spoke to a joint session of the Legislature on Friday and stressed the importance of freeing America from its dependence upon imported oil.

The Democratic congressman represents the 2nd District of southern New Mexico. He operated an oilfield services company in Hobbs before his election in November.

Teague says the nation should look to nuclear energy for generating more electricity as well as renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.