Heinrich, Luján, Fernández Push Biden Administration To Prioritize Hydrogen Economy, Job Opportunities In NM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) are calling on the Biden administration to help make the state of New Mexico the world’s premier center of excellence for clean hydrogen production, research, and workforce development.
President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes an investment in 15 decarbonized hydrogen demonstration projects in distressed communities, along with a new production tax credit like the one proposed in Senator Heinrich’s Clean Hydrogen Production Incentives Act of 2021.
In a new letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senators Heinrich and Luján and Representative Leger Fernández highlighted New Mexico’s unique strengths and potential to host clean hydrogen energy development, writing, “New Mexico has a…