WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm kicked off a multi-day visit to Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) with a press call (full audio recording) detailing her plan to unveil new initiatives that reinforce domestic climate ambitions and accelerate the deployment of clean energy technology at home and around the world. The Secretary and Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry launched the Net Zero World, led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Build Back Better World initiative, that will leverage the power of the U.S. government and DOE’s national laboratories to create and implement highly tailored, actionable technology road maps and investment strategies for partner countries that put net zero within reach. (Full details here.) Hear directly from Secretary Granholm, in a video from the U.S. Embassy London, about her participation at COP26, ahead of Energy Day on 11/4, as she explains DOE’s role to help the U.S. and its global partners achieve a net-zero economy.
Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Granholm joined together in Queens, New York to listen to Americans already transitioning communities to clean energy and building the workforce of the future. (Read more here.) As President Biden addressed the world at COP26, the Vice President and Energy Secretary discussed the ongoing climate actions and the many benefits the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Build Back Better Framework will bring. These historic investments will accelerate innovations and deployment of clean energy technologies to reduce emissions, save Americans’ money, and create good-paying jobs across the country. (More details on federal investments announced here and here).
Watch the U.S. Department of State's video featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary Granholm and senior Cabinet officials who are attending COP26 to reinforce America’s commitment in building a clean energy economy that betters communities, generates good jobs and combats the climate crisis at home and around the globe.