Joe Biden selects former MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead Energy Department


December 24, 2020

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden will select former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy, according to multiple news reports.

Granholm, 61, was attorney general of Michigan from 1999 to 2003 and the 47th Governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. She was the first woman to serve as Michigan's governor, where she made clean energy development a hallmark of her administration.

With a budget of roughly $31 billion and a workforce of about 14,000, the Department of Energy regulates the nation's varied energy portfolio, including fossil fuels and renewable sources such as...

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