Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the department’s new goal of reducing the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% within the coming decade.  The announcement is the second part of the agency’s Energy Earthshots Initiative and, as Utility Dive explained, is dubbed the Long Duration Storage […]

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Granholm Bringing the Sparkle to Energy Department

Granholm Bringing the Sparkle to Energy Department

Since her confirmation in February, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has hit the ground running on reviving the DOE into an agency that invests in the technology of the future, champions clean energy, and supports workers. It’s a bright vision of the future and a big departure from the fossil fuel-heavy policies of the past […]

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Climate Ally Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

Climate Ally Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy. Granholm, who has positive relationships with both Democrats and Republicans, has committed to implementing science-based policy as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. In keeping with President Biden’s plan to pack his cabinet with diverse appointees, Granholm […]

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Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Biden’s Climate Dream Team Announced

Yesterday President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his climate team: Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior Governor Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy Michael Regan, EPA Administrator Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Advisor A team that AP […]

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