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VIDEO: Heinrich Joins Canary Media To Discuss Clean Energy In A Time Of Global Conflict

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) joined Canary Media Senior Reporter Julian Spector for a live, virtual conversation on clean energy in a time of global conflict. Senator Heinrich plays a leading role in clean energy policy, serving on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees military construction funding. His expertise makes him uniquely suited to comment on how clean energy could make nations safer in an uncertain time.

WATCH: Clean energy in a time of global conflict, Canary Media

Senator Heinrich, the founder and co-chair of the Electrification Caucus, has been a vocal advocate for the adoption of clean energy alternatives to secure American energy independence. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposed just how susceptible energy markets are to disruption from global conflict. But unlike in past wars, clean energy technologies can now offer protection from volatility in oil and gas supplies.

Senator Heinrich recently authored an op-ed in The Hill with Rewiring America’s CEO Ari Matusiak calling on the U.S. to lead the widespread electrification of the appliances in our homes. The piece outlined a three-part market transformation plan that bolsters American manufacturing and labor capacity to help Europe reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas and support lasting energy independence in the United States.

Last month, Senator Heinrich sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to employ his existing executive authorities to advance the development and widespread adoption of clean energy and energy-efficient electric technologies, such as heat pumps, in order to reduce demand for Russian fossil fuels, cut emissions, and save money for consumers in both the United States and allied countries.