Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has been touring the country in an effort to highlight how clean energy policies can help create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur private investment and enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy race.
Granholm, who was recently appointed a senior advisor with The Pew Charitable Trusts, delivered the keynote speech Wednesday at the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio's 5th Annual Conference. And during a visit to Little Rock, Ark., last week, she toured LM Wind Power, which manufactures turbine components.
While in Little Rock, Granholm also visited with community leaders, elected officials and students before hosting a forum at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
‘Wind represents 43 percent of the renewable power sector in the United States, and Arkansas has wisely put in place policy to strengthen the economic opportunities associated with manufacturing,’ she said. ‘As a nation, we need to advance policies that not only produce clean power and technology, but also make cars cleaner, industry more efficient and renewable energy more accessible and affordable.’
Upcoming stops will include Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.