Energy Secretary Granholm Promotes Carbon Reduction Technology Development

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has pushed for fossil fuel producers to diversify into renewable energy sources.

Energy Secretary Granholm Promotes Carbon Reduction Technology Development

“I’ve met with lots of oil and gas industry executives in the last year and a half,” Granholm said on June 16. “And I’ve constantly tried to impress upon them the need to look to the future.” (Source: John Papadopoulos /

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm is adamant the Biden Administration is aggressively pursuing clean energy and carbon reduction technology development in order to meet President Biden’s goals for climate action. 

“We’re pursuing the most ambitious goals for climate action in history: cut emissions in by 2030, reach 100% clean electricity by 2035, and achieve net-zero by 2050,” Granholm recently said at the Global CCS Institute’s 10th Annual DC Forum.

Granholm acknowledged at the event on June 16 that Biden’s energy agenda is “facing real headwinds,” but said such action is essential “to the country’s long-term health.”

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Brian Walzel

Brian Walzel is senior editor for Hart Energy’s E&P Plus.