Environment & Energy

Biden Pick for Energy Chief Vows to Create Jobs in Clean Energy

Jan. 27, 2021, 3:33 PM

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Energy Secretary told a Senate committee Wednesday she would prioritize creating jobs while deploying new energy technologies if confirmed.

Jennifer Granholm, the former governor of Michigan, also said she would seek to deploy clean energy technologies being developed by the Energy Department and its 17 national laboratories.

“I believe that I was nominated by the president because I am obsessed with creating good paying jobs in America,” Granholm said Wednesday. “Having been the governor of Michigan when the automotive industry was on its knees, I understand what it’s like to look in the...

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