A former Michigan Governor has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the Biden Cabinet.
Jennifer Granholm was confirmed in a 64-35 vote on Thursday. She’ll run the Department of Energy.
During her confirmation process she vowed to promote clean energy jobs and said she was “obsessed with creating good-paying jobs in America.”
She has also spoken out about the needs of the electrical grid, and its ability to handle extreme weather events. She says the recent problems after wildfires in California and snowstorms in Texas have shown need to upgrade the grid as soon as possible.