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Secretary of Energy Granholm speaks to international media about energy security
March 28, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer spoke with international journalists to preview the March 23-24, 2022 meeting of energy and climate leaders at the International Energy Agency.  Framing the event during at this critical time, Secretary Granholm underlined the importance of this meeting of like-minded democratic partners:  “Putin’s unjust and horrifying assault on Ukraine has roiled global energy markets that were already struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  And like much of the world, the IEA stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We are all inspired by their bravery and their resolve, and we are prepared to take action in support of their cause.”

Secretary Granholm added that clean energy is key to addressing “both climate change and autocrats who are weaponizing fossil energy.  The urgent need to speed up the clean energy transition obviously has never been clearer…  Our theme is the Year of Implementation: Accelerating Global Action on Clean Energy and Energy Security,” noting that conversations at the IEA would focus on “immediate actionable steps that IEA members can take, both individually and collectively, to raise our ambitions, to advance our goals, and to create millions of good-paying jobs in the process.”

Full transcript: https://www.state.gov/online-press-briefing-with-secretary-of-energy-jennifer-granholm/