President-elect Joe Biden is expected to soon announce his choices for two crucial positions in his administration — the Secretary of Energy and the White House climate coordinator.
Granholm served two terms as Michigan’s governor and supports a U.S. transition to zero carbon, according to Politico. She’s worked closely with the auto industry and could use those relationships to speed up electric vehicle deployment and infrastructure.
A low-carbon recovery plan will help Michigan create good jobs, build resilience against future shocks and support its middle class. Leading businesses in Michigan agree. Read my latest op-ed in the @detroitnews: https://t.co/ujIWV43njO
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) November 9, 2020
McCarthy previously served in President Barack Obama’s EPA and is currently the CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council. She believes climate and clean energy should be considered in every department of Biden’s administration.
Every department in the Biden administration should be centering climate action and clean energy in their federal policies and investments. And they should do it in a way that continues to advance labor interests and environmental justice in communities across the country. https://t.co/8D3HDP2Flm
— Gina McCarthy (@GinaNRDC) December 7, 2020
McCarthy would work as the domestic counterpart to global climate czar John Kerry.