WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm hit the airwaves and the road to explain how the Biden-Harris administration, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), successfully achieved a bipartisan, long overdue agreement to invest in our nation’s infrastructure and strengthen American’s competitiveness to lead the clean energy future.  

Watch Secretary Granholm’s interview explaining what the infrastructure deal means for Americans here

A key piece in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, the infrastructure deal includes more than $62 billion for the DOE to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people by: 

  • Investing in American manufacturing and workers.
  • Expanding access to energy efficiency and clean energy for families, communities, and businesses. 
  • Delivering reliable, clean, and affordable power to more Americans. 
  • Building the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy demonstrations. 

Read the DOE Fact Sheet on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal here. 

WATCH: A look back at Secretary Granholm’s Jobs Cabinet travel bringing her to all pockets of the country that will benefits from this historic investment.  

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Last week, Secretary Granholm also hit the (rail)road, as she took the train to New Castle, Delaware to join U.S. Senator Tom Carper (DE) and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE) to announce that DOE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program has retrofitted one million American homes with energy efficiency measures, saving consumers more than $7.7 billion in energy costs. Then, stopped in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to tour an energy efficiency workforce development facility to meet with next generation of green collar workers gaining hands-on training in weatherization home retrofitting.  

Want to learn more about the visit and how the infrastructure bill will help lower energy costs and build the clean energy workforce? Read: