Jennifer Granholm Secretary of Energy

This powerhouse gal is a Canadian immigrant originally from Vancouver, Canada. At 63, she was a 2 term governor of Michigan where she implemented clean energy programs, and channeled the auto industry into the emerging sectors of clean energy.

A graduate of University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard, this former governor is a lawyer, educator, and political commentator. Clean energy has always been her initiative, and she is tasked with achieving Biden’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Michigan is one of the top 5 states with clean energy patents.

According to her bio on energy.gov she is tasked with the following:

  • promoting research and development of clean energy
  • creating millions of clean energy jobs
  • leading our country, thus the world, in scientific discovery on this topic
  • remediating the environmental hazards caused by defense programs

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