Carbon Capture Coalition Statement on the Confirmation of Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy

February 25, 2021 | News

Washington, DC (February 25, 2021) — The Carbon Capture Coalition released the following statement – attributable to Coalition Staff Director Brad Crabtree – on the announcement that Jennifer Granholm has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 16th Secretary of Energy:

“We look forward to working with Secretary Granholm and the Biden administration on carbon capture, removal, transport, utilization and storage policies and welcome her engagement from day one on this bipartisan climate, jobs, clean energy and industrial opportunity. We are encouraged by Secretary Granholm’s positive comments about carbon capture in her Senate confirmation hearing and by the broad bipartisan support from the Biden administration and new Congress.

“Carbon capture technologies offer a unique, bipartisan opportunity to meet midcentury climate goals, while preserving and creating skilled energy, industrial and manufacturing jobs that consistently pay above prevailing wages. We hope to see strong support for the policies and programs required to build this important American industry as part of Secretary Granholm’s agenda at the Department of Energy (DOE). Our 80+ member unions, environmental NGOs, and companies are eager to help advance a comprehensive and ambitious approach to carbon capture as outlined in the Coalition’s consensus Federal Policy Blueprint released this week. Bold action is needed to commercially deploy these technologies and infrastructure at the level necessary to meet the administration’s net-zero emissions goals.

“We congratulate Secretary Granholm on her confirmation and stand ready to work with her and the entire DOE team to implement policies and programs that scale up the full suite of carbon management solutions in the marketplace, to benefit American workers, communities and the environment.”

The Carbon Capture Coalition is a nonpartisan collaboration of more than 80 businesses and organizations building federal policy support for economywide deployment of carbon capture, removal, transport, use and storage. Our mission is to reduce carbon emissions to meet midcentury climate goals, foster domestic energy and industrial production, and support a high-wage jobs base through the adoption of carbon capture technologies. Convened by the Great Plains Institute, Coalition membership includes industry, energy, and technology companies; energy and industrial labor unions; and conservation, environmental, and energy policy organizations. For more information on the Carbon Capture Coalition, visit the website at