Latest Jennifer Granholm News

Nevada wants feds to declare mothballed nuke dump plan dead

Sep. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a decade in limbo, Nevada is pressing U.S. nuclear regulators to finally kill a mothballed proposal to entomb the nation’s most radioactive waste beneath a windswept volcanic ridge north of Las Vegas. “The time has come to put this long-dormant and...

Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power

Sep. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States. The plan would target sites in the Pacific Ocean off the...

Official: Idaho computer chip plant makes US more resilient

Sep. 12, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chipmaker Micron's planned $15 billion investment in a new factory in the company's hometown of Boise will help protect the United States from the vulnerabilities of a globalized semiconductor market, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Monday. “It is...

Electric battery maker to locate factory in northern WVa

Aug. 30, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it will locate an electric battery factory in northern West Virginia. The batteries will be built at a 482,000-square-foot (4.5-hectare) plant in Taylor County off U.S. Route 50 near Bridgeport, the company said in a...

Low fuel inventories cause special concern in US Northeast

Aug. 28, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Diesel and heating oil supplies in the Northeast are more than 50% below the recent average, raising concerns that an extreme weather event could cause supply disruptions, federal officials said. Fuel supplies are lower than normal across the country for a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 19, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Education Secretary Miguel Cardona; Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation" —...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 12, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation"...

Learning from failures: How Biden scored win on climate plan

Aug. 09, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the last year, President Joe Biden watched pieces of his domestic agenda get thrown overboard in an effort to keep it afloat. Free community college, child care funding, expanded preschool — all left behind. But there was at least one critical piece that...

Energy secretary: Nuclear is key to meeting US energy goals

Aug. 04, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Research at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility is key to boosting nuclear energy to meet President Joe Biden’s goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050, Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm said. Granholm on Wednesday...

Energy Dept. backs $2.5B loan to GM venture for EV batteries

Jul. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states. The Energy Department said it has...