ICYMI: Secretary Granholm Traveled to Tampa to Tout the Benefits of Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment

Tampa Bay Times: Energy Secretary visits Tampa to tout clean energy initiatives

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told reporters on Thursday that the country would achieve a clean energy future one electric car, one solar panel and one hydroelectric project at a time. Part of Granholm’s message had a local component. Tampa, as part of its long-term construction plan, hopes to build two hydroelectric turbines on the river at a cost of around $2 million.

WTVT (FOX): Hillsborough River Dam Becomes Tampa’s Next Green Energy Project to Generate Hydroelectric Power

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm traveled to Tampa on Thursday to tour the city’s next big green energy project: a hydroelectric dam.

“The fact that here in Tampa this Hillsborough dam is going to generate electricity is another piece of the puzzle that will allow us to meet the goal of reaching 100% clean electricity by 2035,” Granholm said.

WTSP (CBS): US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits Tampa

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm traveled to Tampa Thursday morning to discuss plans for Tampa’s renewable energy future. Granholm showed support for the project and highlighted the ability of clean energy infrastructure to reduce costs for Americans.

“Clean energy, renewable energy – which is hydroelectric power – is the cheapest form of energy”, said the secretary. “And we want to reduce costs for ordinary citizens, especially at a time when the price of fuel…is so high.”