Interior secretary visits NM to discuss renewable energy

Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, renewable energy

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is in New Mexico again Monday.

She’s joining the Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Santa Fe where they’re talking about state and tribal energy issues.

The meeting is expected to cover the potential for renewable energy development in the state and its challenges.

Among those challenges are production and infrastructure limitations.

Moniz will travel to Carlsbad on Tuesday to tour the WIPP site and take part in a town hall meeting. WIPP is still closed following the February radiation leak. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

  • Ronald Baker

    Renewable energy….try HEMP. one acre of hemp can replace five acres of tree. It take a tree 20 years to mature that same acre can be replanted five times. Where have you been.

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