WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday and Friday, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm traveled to Nevada to make the case for the American Jobs Plan and ways it will supercharge clean energy investments in Nevada and throughout the country.
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By Jennifer Granholm
Traveling to the Silver State last week, I saw the country’s future coming to life. Nevada’s new clean energy package, Senate Bill 448, marks important steps to seize the potential in clean energy, creating well-paying new jobs, lowering energy bills, raising health outcomes and helping stave off the worst effects of climate change.
With President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, all of America will follow suit.
As a former governor, I know the important role states play as laboratories of democracy, trying out bold new policies that can point the way forward for the rest of the country. And believe me, the Biden administration has taken notice of the path Nevada is charting.
Biden wants the country to build back better with clean energy. That’s why, since the start of his term, the Department of Energy has awarded over $1.5 billion in funding for clean energy projects, supporting innovators with big ideas for improving clean energy technologies and entrepreneurs with visions for widening access while supporting new jobs.
It’s also why we are laser-focused on passing the American Jobs Plan, which would give a massive boost to SB448’s investments.
The American Jobs Plan would put the country on the path to owning the global clean energy market, creating millions of well-paying jobs, lifting families into the middle class, and raising standards of living in the process. Nevada now has a head start — Biden will get us over the finish line.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with elected officials, advocates and students in Las Vegas on Thursday as she hosted a series of events centered around President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which the administration says will create millions of good-paying jobs in clean energy industries.
Granholm praised the state’s leaders over the strides toward clean energy made in Nevada, and she stressed Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal would be largely complimentary to Nevada’s ongoing plans to modernize its power grid and position itself at the forefront of a green energy economy.
“Nevada, as a laboratory of democracy, which is what the states are, is really showing the federal government what we can do on the federal level,” Granholm told Gov. Steve Sisolak, Rep. Steven Horsford and various local community and energy leaders at a roundtable at North Las Vegas City Hall.
Jennifer Granholm, Secretaria de Energía de EE.UU., cree que las infraestructuras energéticas son un sector clave para la comunidad hispana local.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Congresswoman Susie Lee stopped by Townsite Solar in Boulder City Friday morning. The Secretary of Energy says southern Nevada is ahead of the game with solar energy.
“Nevada is going to be the poster child for solar energy production going into supporting the President’s plan of getting 100% of our energy from clean electricity by 2035,” Granholm said.
“On transmission, you’re going to need electricians to be able to put that up,” she said. “You’re going to need construction workers. You’re going to need if you end up burying the wires, you’re going to need people who are able to move big equipment. You’re going to need people who plan it. You’re going to need solar installers. You’re going to need people who maintain it.”
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@RepSusieLee: Had a fantastic visit at the Townsite Solar Project with @IBEW Local 357 & @SecGranholm . Nevada is already a #solar leader. The #AmericanJobsPlan will build energy systems for our future & grow millions of good-paying jobs nationwide.
@PLANevada: We are very excited to meet directly with @SecGranholm and bring community members and community leaders who are at the frontlines advocating for climate justice and immigrants' rights for themselves, their families and their communities to the table!
@CityOfLasVegas: .@energy’s @secgranholm tours the Mojave Bloom solar home as it goes on display at our Storyteller’s Garden. Mojave Bloom took third place in @Energy ’s Solar Decathlon competition Over the course of 32 months, approximately 50 @UNLV students built the 628-square-foot house.
@GovSisolak: I am so thankful to @SecGranholm for visiting Nevada today and for being a champion every day for climate-focused energy solutions in our great nation. #NevClimateAction