Jennifer Granholm is the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Rick Thigpen is SVP for Corporate Citizenship at PSEG.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy held its Fall Policy Summit 2021: Promoting and Advancing Communities of Color Through Inclusive Energy Policy, October 19-20, 2021. The PUF team was there at this virtual event with its outstanding line-up of speakers and panelists.
Senior Vice President for Corporate Citizenship, PSEG, Rick Thigpen: I am the chair of the Legislative Issues and Public Policy Committee for AABE. The AABE Energy Policy Summit, is another example of AABE trying to serve as a resource for people on energy policy, to outline a vision of energy policies for the future that are more inclusive.
The challenges that equity face politically must not be underestimated by any of us. We must all participate in a more prosperous future by leaving none of us behind and where everyone gets an opportunity to participate.
It's a privilege to have the energy policy goals that AABE is helping to advance become part of the policy dialogue across many states in the country and in Washington, D.C. It's my pleasure to introduce the United States, Secretary of Energy, the honorable Jennifer Granholm.
U.S. Secretary of Energy, DOE, Jennifer Granholm: First I want to say how much the Biden administration is looking to AABE's leadership to secure a seat at the table for underserved communities.