Audio: Press Conference remarks by local, state and federal leaders (below). Also available for download.
The 2019 Energy Summit: Building New Mexico’s Clean Energy Future was held on August 5 and 6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center and was hosted by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, the City of Albuquerque, State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Rocky Mountain Institute, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The Summit provided actionable policy recommendations, technical assistance, and resources to help local governments implement real solutions to reduce carbon emissions in our communities.
According to Senator Heinrich, “Moving toward a clean, carbon-free future is not only imperative to confronting the climate crisis, this transition also represents our greatest opportunity to create thousands of new jobs all across New Mexico—particularly in our rural communities.”
The Energy Summit focuses on four areas where local governments and governmental entities can reduce carbon emissions:
- Solar: Deploying on-site solar, reducing soft costs, and improving energy options for your community’s homes and businesses.
- Buildings: Retrofitting, electrification, and improved energy efficiency for buildings.
- Transportation: Fleet electrification and charging infrastructure.
- Rural Electrification: Micro-grid and storage solutions.