Senator Heinrich: A 100% Clean Energy Grid Is ‘Completely Doable’

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) outlines his new “Clean Energy Vision” in a special episode of Political Climate.

By Julia Pyper 

Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is the son of a utility lineman, and one of just a few engineers in Congress. 

Clean energy piqued the New Mexico lawmaker’s interest at an early age, while he was building and racing solar-powered cars in college. But for most of his life, he says, it was hard to imagine a world in which renewables could power more than 20 or 30 percent of the electric grid. 

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