Nominated by President Joe Biden
As a two-term governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm prioritized low carbon investments in the auto industry and secured a renewable energy standard for Michigan utilities. Her experience will help her foster the clean energy transition called for in President-elect Biden’s ambitious climate plan. Governor Granholm’s track record of bringing clean energy to Michigan proves she is a phenomenal choice to run the Department of Energy. She will be tasked with implementing an inclusive energy policy that creates jobs and opportunities in our clean energy economy — fulfilling the promise of Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
December 17, 2020 Appointment Announced
Referred to Environmental and Public Works Committee
Committee Hearings: 1/27/2021
Committee Vote: 2/3/2021 - Passed by committee
Full Senate Vote: 2/25/2021 - Confirmed by the Senate with 64-35 bipartisan vote