New Mexico, with its abundant wind and solar resources, can and should be America’s epicenter of the clean energy economy. As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, I will continue to work every day to ensure this becomes a reality.

As an engineer, I know that in order to reverse the devastating effects of climate change, our country must continue to invest in clean energy production, energy efficiency, and reduce carbon pollution. I support implementing energy efficiency initiatives to help our country do more with the power we have. New Mexico is well positioned to lead this effort.

Transitioning to clean energy sources and making America energy independent will not only create jobs, but help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and strengthen our national security.  


  • Heinrich, Inhofe Welcome Enactment of PARS Act

    U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced that their bipartisan bill, the Parity Across Reviews Act, to ensure all transmission transactions are provided parity in the review process by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), was signed into law on Friday. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $20 Million from NSF for NM SMART Grid Center at UNM

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the University of New Mexico (UNM) was awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the New Mexico SMART (Sustainable, Modular, Adaptive, Resilient and Transactive) Grid Center, an interdisciplinary research and education program to help support development of a modern electric grid. The center will coalesce ongoing independent research efforts throughout New Mexico in academia, national laboratories and industry under the umbrella of a unified, integrated program.  Read More

  • Heinrich Denounces Weakened BLM Methane Rule

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, denounced the Trump administration Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalizing its weakened rule on methane waste for oil and gas operations on federal public lands. Read More

  • Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $1.48 Million For Los Alamos Electric Buses

    "Once again, Los Alamos is leading the way, this time by making the transition to all electric public transit," said Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  "The electrification of the transportation sector, including public transit, will be critical in solving our climate and carbon pollution challenges.  I am proud to support this grant for Los Alamos as it helps to accelerate the transition to an emission free transportation sector."  Read More

  • Heinrich To Speak At Press Conference On Rollback Of Clean Power Plan

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will speak at a press conference today, Tuesday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. MT/12:30 p.m. ET with leading climate and public health advocates to outline the damage the Trump administration's plan to replace the Clean Power Plan will do to the environment, public health, and climate change progress. Read More