Jennifer Granholm validated to lead Department of Energy

Feb 26, 2021 11:15 AM ET
  • Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was verified by the Senate to lead the nation's Department of Energy by a 64-35 ballot on Feb. 25. Granholm will certainly head the company that's mostly in charge of accomplishing Head of state Biden's vision of drastically reducing UNITED STATE energy discharges and setting a path towards net-zero by 2050.


SEIA congratulated Granholm on her confirmation.

"Secretary Granholm is a long-time clean energy champion and also an incredible leader who prepares to tackle our country's energy and climate difficulties on the first day. I intend to congratulate Assistant Granholm and also I look forward to the function she will certainly play in leading America's shift to a clean energy economic situation. The Department of Energy will certainly go to the leading edge of the battle against climate modification as well as developing a clean, affordable, and fair electrical power system for all Americans, and Assistant Granholm is the right leader for that vital job," said Abigail Ross Receptacle, head of state and Chief Executive Officer of SEIA, in a statement.

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) likewise revealed that it's eagerly anticipating working together with the brand-new assistant.

"ESA applauds the Senate's bipartisan confirmation of previous Michigan Guv Jennifer Granholm to be the following Assistant of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Assistant Granholm has actually long championed building America's management in energy storage innovation, manufacturing, as well as deployment. We anticipate working with her as she leads at a zero hour for DOE, adhering to the expanded authority on storage investments that Congress granted in end-of-year regulations, the Department's Energy Storage Grand Difficulty roadmap now established, as well as the recent Exec Order assessing battery storage supply chains," said ESA in a declaration.

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