TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds the Committee for scheduling today’s hearing to consider the nomination of Governor Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy. The Chamber looks forward to working with Gov. Granholm, her team at the Department of Energy, and others in the Biden Administration on several key energy policy priorities of the business community.
In particular, the Chamber looks forward to supporting the work of the Department to implement the Energy Act of 2020—the most significant climate and energy innovation legislation of at least the last decade. The business community stands strongly behind this law to spur the development and commercialization of technology platforms, such as advanced nuclear, energy storage, and carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration, which are critically important components of global climate solutions. While American businesses have already committed billions of dollars to these efforts, the Department can push them to the next level.