09/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2021 20:37
Secretary Granholm and Ukraine's Minister of Energy signed a Joint Statement of Intent on August 31st to solidify our mutual interest in fighting the climate crisis, creating new opportunities for rapid decarbonization cooperation with a key European ally, and help Ukraine strengthen its energy security and leadership in the region. On September 9th, Secretary Granholm and Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri co-chaired the virtual launch of the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership to advance the climate and clean energy goals of the United States and India. Additionally, Secretary Granholm and Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø signed an agreement to move ahead with a plan to eliminate all highly-enriched uranium from Norway, a win for non-proliferation and nuclear security.
Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19, Secretary Granholm joined U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) in Albuquerque before visiting the Farmington and Navajo Nation area. Secretary Granholm and Senator Heinrich heard directly from Albuquerque community members, local leaders, and organizations about New Mexico's ongoing energy transition as the state increases electrification and builds new clean energy sources to lower costs, better public health and create more equitable, resilient, and efficient communities. Watch our recap video!