Jennifer Granholm delved into specific roles the oil and gas industry can play in the energy transition during her first public remarks as head of the Department of Energy (DOE) on March 2.

“It’s clear that we want to have energy security,” Granholm said at CERAWeek by IHS Markit. “It is a must. And so the question really is about how to decarbonize. So many of the DOE labs are focused on this technology, both demonstrating it and, we hope, taking it to scale in partnership.”

During a virtual conversation with IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin, Granholm pointed to how valued upstream skill sets possessed by frack crews, seismic and geophysical contractors, and engineers can help with the development of alternative sources.

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