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

  • LIVE: Heinrich To Be Featured Speaker On POLITICO Clean Energy Panel

    On Wednesday, May 15, at 8:30 a.m. ET/ 6:30 a.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, will be a featured speaker at POLITICO's live panel discussion, "Reinventing American Energy: Modernizing U.S. Power Infrastructure for a Clean Energy Future."  Read More


  • Delegation moves to create buffer around Chaco

    Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation on Tuesday announced legislation preventing the sale of oil and gas leases on federally owned lands in a 10-mile radius surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich, Luj├ín, Haaland Introduce Legislation to Protect Chaco Canyon Area

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from further mineral development. The bill, alongside anticipated actions from State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, would help 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 an approximately 10-mile protected radius around Chaco. Read More


  • NM Lawmakers, Tribal & State Leaders to Hold Press Conference Call to Unveil Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

    WASHINGTON - TODAY, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. MT, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Deb Haaland, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, All Pueblo Council of Governors Chairman E. Paul Torres, and New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard will hold a press conference call to announce the reintroduction of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bill to prevent any future mineral leasing on federally-owned lands around Chaco Canyon.  Read More


  • VIDEO: Heinrich Calls On Secretary Perry To Focus On Safety And Cleanup

    March 28, 2019) - Today, in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) asked U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty about their commitment to safety and environmental cleanup at Department of Energy (DOE) sites and facilities. Read More


  • Heinrich Joins Special Committee On Climate Crisis

    March 27, 2019) - Following Senate Republicans' refusal to take action on climate change and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) refusal to allow a vote on a resolution to establish a bipartisan select committee on the climate crisis, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is joining in establishing a new Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis.   Read More


  • Making sci-fi real

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico is emerging as a national leader in joint government-industry efforts to modernize the country's space-based defense systems and build 21st century laser and microwave weapons, and that is creating opportunities for local business. Read More