Latest Jennifer Granholm News

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 21, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 18, 2021. Editorial: Positive signs at signing The presence of elected Republicans beside Gov. J.B. Pritzker as a bill signing this week shows sometimes politicians can put people over party. ...

Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar energy has the potential to supply up to 40% of the nation’s electricity within 15 years — a 10-fold increase over current solar output, but one that would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 31, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 30, 2021. Editorial: KCK police try to get around needed city ID program with weaker version of their own The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has launched a strange new effort to provide municipal identification cards...

US energy secretary meets with Navajo Nation in New Mexico

Aug. 20, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

NENAHNEZAD, N.M. (AP) — U.S Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and other tribal leaders Thursday at a power plant in northwest New Mexico Thursday to discuss renewable energy initiatives, including a solar project and energy storage system. ...

Top US energy official 'all ears' as experts outline needs

Aug. 18, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm heard from industry officials Wednesday about what it will take to boost renewable energy development in New Mexico and across the nation as the Biden administration pushes its initiatives to reduce emissions and address...

Labor chief joins Manchin for West Virginia coal mine trip

Aug. 18, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh toured an underground coal mine for the first time, joining Sen. Joe Manchin at a northern West Virginia facility on Wednesday. Walsh did his best to signal that Democratic President Joe Biden's administration...

US energy official to visit New Mexico amid renewable push

Aug. 16, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Energy Department is scheduled to visit New Mexico as the Biden administration looks to promote its renewable energy initiatives. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will be accompanied by Democratic U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich...

Clean energy projects highlighted in Granholm's Alaska tour

Aug. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm plans to spend two days in Alaska traveling with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski to showcase what Granholm’s office calls the state's status as “America’s living laboratory.” The visit coincides...

Judge hears fight over lithium mine on Nevada-Oregon line

Jul. 21, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge considering legal challenges to government approval of a Nevada mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium said Wednesday she’ll decide by the end of the month whether to grant the conservationists’ bid for a temporary ban on any digging at the site...

Alaska Native communities get grants to reduce energy costs

Jul. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 13 Indigenous communities, including seven in Alaska, will split $12 million for energy cost reduction efforts, officials announced.. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the grants during a teleconference Tuesday....