Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy

Jennifer Granholm

Secretary of Energy

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm was born in February 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The family emigrated to California when she was four years old. At the age of 21, she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science and French from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University. She clerked at the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

After several years in private practice, Granholm became an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was elected Attorney General of Michigan, serving there four years before becoming Governor for eight years. She was an adjunct professor of law and public policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and UC Berkeley School of Law.

President Joe Biden nominated Granholm to be Secretary of Energy. She was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in by the vice president on February 25, 2021.

She is married to Daniel Mulhern and they have three children.

In the News…

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said that President Biden’s administration is still on track to meet its goals for electric vehicle use despite recent revisions in emissions targets for the near future.

“EVs are really growing very fast,” Secretary Granholm stated. “There’s a lot of new models that are coming on from our domestic manufacturers that are much lower price as well.”

She continued, “We haven’t had the federal government partner with the private sector before in the way that it is doing now to level the playing field and make America really the irresistible nation to invest in for this clean energy revolution.”

The administration intends for electric vehicles to make up half of all new vehicle purchases by 2030.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Secretary Granholm today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20585


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