Energy Secretary Senator Manchin visits the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm wrapped up her two-day listening tour through Morgantown on Friday morning.
Secretary and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) visited the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy.
In what is now his second official visit since taking office, Secretary Ganholm wanted to argue that President Biden’s green energy proposals will depend on how these industries operate.
“What we are able to do now is convert using, not just discarding, it’s not as simple as saying ‘oh we’re getting rid of the coal’,” said Senator Manchin. “You’re not getting rid of coal in the world, you’re not going to get rid of coal in America. It’s necessary. Now we have products that show we can capture that CO2 instead of emitting it and using it for value-added products. “
While in West Virginia, Secretary Granholm announced two proposals, both of which go toward research here in Mountain State that would advance renewable energy.
Components from Steel of West Virginia are going to be used to help build a vessel that will be used in a large offshore wind development project.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited West Virginia on Thursday and helped announce the new collaboration between Steel of West Virginia, Dominion Energy and Orsted Offshore North America.
West Virginia steel components for use in offshore wind development
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