Recently, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm traveled to Alaska to join U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski visiting clean energy research and development sites and renewable energy facilities in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Alaska is warming faster than any other state, bringing the challenges and opportunities for solutions to address the climate crisis front and center. The trip was jam-packed, and we’ve got a recap here for you.
“Indigenous communities have been finding solutions for centuries,” Secretary Granholm said during her visit. “We can learn from experience here.”
Straight from Alaska, Secretary Granholm joined U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich for two days across New Mexico to tout the benefits of the infrastructure bill, the Build Back Better Agenda and the state’s ongoing energy transition. New Mexico is taking on electrification and building new clean energy sources to lower costs, better public health and create more equitable, resilient and efficient communities. Together, they visited the Four Corners region to see and hear about the efforts to transition from traditional oil and gas to clean energy solutions, joining a roundtable with Tribal and local leaders to highlight the Biden administration’s commitment to ensure these communities are part of our clean energy future.