Latest Jennifer Granholm News

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...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Israeli flights

Jul. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JERUSALEM — Saudi Arabia on Friday opened its airspace to “all air carriers,” signaling the end of its longstanding ban on Israeli flights overflying its territory — a key step toward normalization between the two...

Granholm, actor Robert Downey Jr. boost clean energy jobs

Jul. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is teaming with actor Robert Downey Jr. to recruit up to 1,000 new workers focused on climate change and clean energy. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Wednesday released a video with the “Iron Man” actor encouraging applicants from...

Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'

Jun. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil industry meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to lower gas prices and boost domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, administration and industry officials said Thursday. The closed-door meeting came as...

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also called on...

Biden, Chevron chief trade sharp words over gas prices

Jun. 21, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a pointed back and forth, the head of Chevron complained Tuesday that President Joe Biden has vilified energy firms at a time when gasoline prices are at near record levels and the president responded that the oil company CEO was being “mildly sensitive.” ...

Biden says decision on gas tax holiday may come this week

Jun. 20, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” Biden told reporters after...

Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday weighed

Jun. 19, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that she expects the U.S. economy to slow in the months ahead, but that a recession is not inevitable. Yellen offered a dose of optimism even as economists grow increasingly worried about a recession fueled by...