US President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor and longtime supporter of renewable energy, as Secretary of Energy.
This was reported by the New York Times.
Citing four unnamed sources close to the president-elect’s transition team, the newspaper writes that if approved, 61-year-old Granholm will become the second woman to head this huge ministry.
The first was Hazel O’Leary, who served in this capacity under President Bill Clinton.
The Department of Energy administers the US nuclear weapons complex, 17 national laboratories and a wide range of energy research and development initiatives.