Energy

New Mexico, with its abundant wind and solar resources, can and should be at the center of America's clean energy economy. If we make bold and pragmatic decisions now, we can bring thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment to communities across our state. I'm committed to making that brighter future a reality.

To mitigate the devastating effects of climate change, our nation must reduce carbon pollution and continue to invest in clean energy production, energy efficiency, and energy storage. I support implementing energy efficiency initiatives to help our nation do more with the power we have. 

I was proud to lead a bipartisan group of lawmakers that passed an energy agreement to stimulate robust investments in clean energy production through multi-year extensions of clean energy tax incentives, while lifting a ban on oil exports that discriminated against domestically produced oil.

Transitioning to clean energy sources and making America energy independent not only creates jobs. It also helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil and strengthens our national security. With forward-looking energy policies, I’m confident we can meet our climate goals and create thousands of good paying jobs in the process.

Latest

  • NM Delegation Recognizes Sandia Contributions to State Economy, Employment

    WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), commended findings from a 2019 economic-impact analysis released Wednesday, which found that Sandia National Laboratories is responsible for creating 1,100 new jobs while contributing $509 million to New Mexico businesses and $96.6 million in state gross receipt tax revenue. Read More


  • Heinrich Unveils Bill To Recharge Electric Transmission Planning

    Dec. 19, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced S. 3109, the Interregional Transmission Planning Improvement Act of 2019. The legislation will help bolster the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) interregional transmission planning process. U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) introduced companion legislation today in the House. Read More


  • Heinrich Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act Out Of Committee

    Dec. 12, 2019) - Today, The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), was passed by a voice vote in a key legislative business meeting in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Read More


  • Heinrich Pushes For Clean Energy Tax Extenders

    Dec. 9, 2019) - As committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate continue to discuss a potential legislative package of tax extenders, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is calling on Congressional leadership to prioritize clean energy extenders in any tax legislation. Read More


  • NM delegation critical of Paris pullout

    The Trump administration last week officially notified the United Nations of the U.S.' intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement through a letter from the Department of State. Read More


  • In Key Hearing, Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

    Nov. 6, 2019) - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks on legislative efforts to modernize America's electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country. Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills. Read More


  • Senator Martin Heinrich Weighs in on Oil and Gas Drilling Near Chaco

    KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge brings you the latest input from Senator Martin Heinrich. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling on federal land within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Read More


  • Heinrich Lays Out New Ways To Build A More Resilient 21st Century Electric Grid, Announces Plans For Transmission Investment Tax Credit Legislation

    Oct. 24, 2019) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered the keynote address at the International Summit on the Electric Transmission Grid. At the event, held at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Senator Heinrich announced plans to introduce legislation to create an investment tax credit for regionally significant transmission projects. Read More