The former Michigan governor is a strong advocate for electric vehicles. She’ll need an experienced deputy to handle nuclear weapons programs. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016. President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Jennifer Granholm, the former governor of Michigan who has been a strong voice for zero-emissions vehicles, as secretary of energy, two people familiar with the process said Tuesday. Granholm, 61 and currently an adjunct professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley, has argued that the United States risks being left behind by other countries if it doesn’t develop alternate energy technologies. Her pick is a clear sign that Biden wants the department to play an important role in combating climate change. Arun Majumdar, a materials scientist and engineer who led a new research agency within the Energy Department under the Obama […]