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“New Mexico is already capitalizing on a diversified but rapidly transforming energy sector and stands to benefit from leveraging investments in efficiency projects and innovative technologies.” -Senator Martin Heinrich

Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.

Within the speech, Senator Heinrich addressed the importance of energy-efficient technologies, including a highlight on Sandia’s Solid State Lighting Science Energy Frontier Research Center (SSLS EFRC) and its research. Heinrich emphasized the importance and need of basic research and science, which are “the kind of investments that have made our nation great.”

To view the whole speech, click here.