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United States Of America – U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm issued a statement following the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of David Crane to serve as Under Secretary for Infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Energy. The bipartisan had a vote of 56 to 43.
Granholm has stated, “David Crane has…shap[ed] the ideas and ambition at the heart of President Biden’s clean energy agenda…With him at the lead…the Department will be laser-focused on realizing the goals of…deploying clean energy manufacturing and capacity, enhancing domestic energy security, creating good-paying jobs in communities across the country, and lowering costs for all Americans.”
David Crane remains a prominent business voice in the areas of sustainability, clean energy, and climate change. He previously served as Director of DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and was the CEO of Climate Real Impact Solutions. Crane additionally served on the Boards of Heliogen Inc, Source Global, JERA Co. Inc., and Tata Steel Ltd, alongside the not-for-profit Boards of Elemental Accelerator and The Climate Group NA.
Crane was previously CEO of NRG for 12 years. During his time there, he took NRG from Chapter 11 to a Fortune 200 company. Crane also led NRG into becoming the forefront of next-generation clean energy development with the advancements of utility scale renewables, residential solar, post combustion carbon capture, and DC fast charging.
Prior to NRG, Crane was CEO of International Power Plc, winning multiple industry, community, and environmental awards. In 2010, Crane was named Energy Industry “CEO of the Year” by EnergyBiz, top CEO in the electric utility sector in 2011, and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2010. Crane has also be awarded with the Corporate Environmental Leadership award, the Equinox Solar Champion Award, and the C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership.
A full statement can be found here