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Energy Secretary Granholm visits Maine to tout Biden renewable energy investments

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 8:56 PM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited Maine on Friday to promote the Biden administration’s investments in renewable energy.

Granholm and Sen. Angus King visited Ocean Renewable Power Company in Portland.

The company, which has received Department of Energy grans, harnesses power from rivers and oceans to create electricity.

ORPC is the first American company to send renewable marine power to a power grid.

Granholm said it is time for the country to capitalize on the clean energy economy to create new jobs.

“By 2030, it’s estimated, that the clean energy sector will be a $23 trillion global market for all technologies and products that will reduce carbon pollution, 23 trillion. So, the question for the United States is, are we going to let other countries just take that market, because you better believe their gunning for it, or are we going to get into the game?” Granholm said.

Granholm said the infrastructure bill pending in Congress will accelerate investments in clean energy to help reach the administration’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

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