Statement from Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric CEO and President, North America Operations, on Biden Administration Officials Advancing Climate Change Agenda
Boston, MA, USA
Schneider Electric CEO and President, North America Operations, Annette Clayton today issued a statement in support of several recently-confirmed Biden Administration officials and appointees, including the most recent confirmation of Representative Deb Haaland as the new Secretary of the Interior and Michael Regan as the new EPA Administrator:
“Schneider Electric congratulates recently-confirmed Biden Administration officials who will play a critical role in advancing and implementing the administration’s climate agenda. Climate change is the defining challenge of the century and addressing it will require strong public-private partnerships.
As a global leader in digital transformation of energy management, we’ve been partnering with businesses and government agencies at all levels to implement and advocate for a more sustainable, resilient and digitalized energy infrastructure that enhances national security, creates jobs and increases U.S. competitiveness, and delivers greater access to energy for all.
Nearly every federal agency and business has a role to play in addressing climate change. No one entity can address these issues alone, and we’re committed to continuing and creating new partnerships with all players and stakeholders to make real progress. We encourage the swift confirmation of all key administration positions and look forward to working with the entire administration to continue advancing critical climate change initiatives.”
We extend a warm congratulations to Rep. Deb Haaland on her historic confirmation as Interior Secretary. Secretary Haaland has long been a champion for climate change and will play a major role in efforts through management and protection of federal land and other resources, as well as helping workers and communities that have been dependent on nonrenewable energy sources.
Schneider Electric congratulates Michael Regan on his confirmation as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. The EPA has a central role to play when it comes to reducing carbon emissions and regulating and protecting the environment and human health.
Congratulations to Gina Raimondo on her confirmation as Secretary of Commerce. She has an important role to play leading an agency that is focused on helping give American workers and businesses a level playing field to innovate, create jobs and be competitive globally.
We extend our congratulations to Jennifer Granholm on her confirmation as Department of Energy Secretary. The Energy Department will play a key role in the clean energy transition, including supporting new technologies through its national network of research labs, advancing electric vehicles and renewable energy to help eliminate carbon emissions through its loan program and promoting green job creation through its newly launched Office of Energy Jobs.
Schneider Electric congratulates Linda Thomas-Greenfield for her confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) and Representative of the United States in the UN Security Council. Along with the Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will play a key role when it comes to our global leadership on climate change issues.
Schneider Electric congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his historic confirmation as Transportation Secretary. Given that the transportation industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, Secretary Buttigieg has an important role to play in limiting those emissions. I’m pleased that the secretary already committed to helping achieve a zero-emission vehicle future and supporting the installation of electric charging and refueling stations.
Schneider Electric congratulations Tony Blinken on his confirmation as Secretary of State. The State Department plays a key role in representing the United States in international climate change negotiations and helping ensure we get back to a leading position when it comes to managing international climate change policies.
Schneider Electric congratulates Janet Yellin on her historic confirmation as Secretary of the Treasury. Secretary Yellin has already talked with key world leaders about the urgent need to address climate change and announced plans for the department to focus specifically on tax policy-related incentives and climate change risks to our financial system, which we fully support.
Schneider Electric also congratulates John Kerry on his appointment as U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and Gina McCarthy on her appointment as White House National Climate Advisor. Both leaders have a proven track record working on climate change issues, and we look forward to working with them to advance key climate initiatives both domestically and abroad.