Energy

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.  

Latest

  • Heinrich Amendments For N.M. Military Installations, National Labs, and High-Tech Manufacturing Economy Clear the Senate

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and announced amendments he secured in the bill that support New Mexico's men and women in uniform, military installations, national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and job-creating initiatives throughout the state. Read More


  • Heinrich, Heller Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Repeal Trump Tariffs On Solar Panels

    Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal President Trump's decision to impose up to 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and panels that jeopardize tens of thousands of American solar jobs. Under the Protecting American Solar Jobs Act, duties and tariffs would default back to previous rates and allow companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff to receive retroactive reimbursement. Read More


  • Heinrich Urges Action On Key FERC Renewables Rule

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined sixteen Senators in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to finish work on a rule to pave the way for Americans to connect their rooftop solar, wind, and energy storage devices to the electrical grid. Read More


  • Heinrich Receives Solar Champion Award

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was presented the Solar Champion Award by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for his unwavering efforts to ensure that the federal government continues policies and programs that allow the solar industry to grow in New Mexico and across the United States. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation to Protect Chaco Canyon Area

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bill to withdraw the lands around Chaco Canyon from further development by the federal government. The bill would ensure the protection of Chaco ruins and the greater landscape surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park by preventing any future leasing or development of minerals owned by the U.S. government that are located within a protected radius around Chaco. Read More


  • Two weeks before hurricane season, Puerto Rico is not ready, groups warn

    Hurricane season starts in exactly two weeks, prompting worries that the island - still in recovery mode from Hurricane Maria — is not ready to face another storm season. On Tuesday, several members of the Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition, comprised of several nonprofits and advocacy groups issued a warning to the federal government, concerned that much of the island's existing challenges after Hurricane Maria will repeat themselves in the event of another hurricane. Read More