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The Road To Becoming a Sustainable Energy Superpower | Sec. Granholm: Full Interview | GZERO World

The road to becoming a sustainable energy superpower

A new legislation might save the US from a climate catastrophe. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act has revived a sputtering Biden administration and represents the single largest climate spending package in US history. Ian Bremmer speaks to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on GZERO World to talk about how the new law could help America (and the world) respond to climate change, by giving American families and businesses carrots to use more clean energy rather than sticks from guzzling fossil fuels.

The IRA will do things like boost the domestic energy manufacturing sector or help the US show up at the upcoming COP27 climate summit in Egypt as a global leader on clean energy. Granholm believes that Russia's war in Ukraine has aggravated the energy crisis. Making the transition to clean energy even more urgent because the West no longer wants to rely on Russia to keep the lights on.

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US Eager to Work With China on Clean Hydrogen, Says Energy Secretary | GZERO World

Climate action: an "oasis of diplomacy" for US/China, says Energy Secretary Granholm

China is the world's top emitter of greenhouse gases. Despite a recent chill in ties over Taiwan, President Biden is eager to reengage Beijing on things like clean hydrogen, US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Jennifer Granholm: US “Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is” on Clean Energy | GZERO World

Jennifer Granholm: On clean energy, US is "putting our money where our mouth is”

This November, the US wants to present itself at the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt as a global leader on renewables with the $370 billion worth of clean energy investment included in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.

Something like this has never been done before, and the figure could be double once you add private sector dollars, says Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

America, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, finally has "some moral authority to say we are putting our money where our mouth is on this."

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Supercharging US Clean Energy & Achieving Net Zero 2050 Globally | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Supercharging US clean energy & achieving net zero 2050 globally

Despite its name, the US Inflation Reduction Act won't do much to tame rising prices. But it will do a lot to fight climate change by giving American families and businesses carrots to use more clean energy rather than sticks from guzzling fossil fuels.

What's in the bill, and how will it help accomplish the Biden administration's climate goals?

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who explains how Biden's climate bill will do things like bring back energy manufacturing jobs or help the US show up at the upcoming COP27 climate summit in Egypt as a global leader on clean energy. She also touches on Europe's current energy woes and hopes for an opening on climate cooperation with China.

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Podcast: Biden's climate bill sets US up to lead on clean energy, says Sec. Jennifer Granholm

Listen: The Biden administration has pushed through the single largest climate spending package in US history. US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to discuss how the new law could help the United States and the world respond to climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act is Biden's biggest legislative win since the American Rescue Act early in his term in office. It is intended to fight climate change by slashing carbon emissions from power generation and transport. According to Granholm, it will help by giving Americans incentives to use renewable energy in their cars and homes. And that, in turn, will lower the cost of energy prices at home. She also shares her perspective on Europe's current energy woes and hopes for an opening on climate cooperation with China.

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Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs & Bring Back Jobs, Says US Energy Sec | GZERO World

Inflation Reduction Act will lower energy costs & bring back jobs, says US energy secretary

The Inflation Reduction Act is the Biden administration's biggest legislative win since the American Rescue Act early in his term in office. But what will the bill accomplish?

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says it'll fight climate change by giving Americans incentives to use renewable energy in their cars and homes. And that, in turn, will lower the cost of energy prices at home.

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US Energy Secretary on the Imperiled Ukrainian Nuclear Plant | GZERO World

US Energy Secretary on the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in peril

"We are in the fog of war," says US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about the increasingly dangerous situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which is currently caught in the crossfire of Russian and Ukrainian fighting. Granholm says the Department of Energy is monitoring the situation closely and has "no indications of increased radiation levels right now" but added that the situation could change at any moment.

Even if disaster is averted this time, Granholm believes that a line has been crossed: "No country should turn a nuclear power plant into an active war zone." Her comments were part of a larger conversation with Ian Bremmer which will air in an upcoming episode of GZERO World.

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