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Senate confirms former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary

Jennifer Granholm
Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:52:40-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary.

The final Senate vote was 64-35.

The department plays a key role in helping develop the technologies needed to fulfill Biden's pledge to move the country off fossil fuels.

Granholm served two terms as Michigan's Governor and is experienced in dealing with the auto industry, which could be an advantage as the President-elect seeks to speed up the roll out of electric vehicles and the network of charging stations used to power them.