WASHINGTON- The presidential nominee Joe Biden will elect Jennifer Granholm, the former Michigan Governer to be Secretary of Energy, as claimed by multiple news reports.
Jennifer Granholm is 61 years old and was the attorney general of Michigan from 1999 and ending her tenure in 2003. Also, from 2003 to 2011 she was the 47th Governer of Michigan. Granholm was the first-ever woman to serve as governor of Michigan, where she made clean energy development a feature of her administration.
With a budget of approximately $32 billion and human resources of about 14,000, the Department of Energy controls the country’s varied energy portfolio, including non-renewable resources like fossil fuels and renewable sources such as nuclear, and solar energy.
Granholm is skilled in dealing with the automobile industry, which could come as an asset to Biden’s government, as he attempts to make clean energy a prime concern in his administration including endeavours to increase fuel efficiency levels for light trucks and cars.
The department’s primary focus involves the development of cutting-edge fuel resources that could play a key role in Biden’s pledge to address global warming by reducing carbon emissions produced by oil, coal and gas.
The department also controls the minimum energy efficiency of appliances, such as dryers, washers and light bulbs- everyday household items that together contribute to the carbon layer that is adding to the planets warming temperatures.
Since her tenure as a governor ended, Granholm is continually involving in various initiatives focusing on altering the country’s energy industry from one focused on non-renewable sources to one expanding renewable sources, such as solar and wind.
Jennifer was also on President Obama’s list to replace John Paul Stevens, the retiring Justice in 2010.
She is the third woman to be elected to Biden’s cabinet, so far. Others include Marcia Fudge for the Department of Urban Development and Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary.