President Biden’s Climate Advisor Addresses States at NASEO Energy Policy Conference

Source: By NASEO • Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor, stressed the importance of State Energy Offices in advancing clean energy, job creation, resilience, and climate actions, noting that working together and with local communities, State Energy Offices are poised to continue the important progress they have already made on these priorities.

Before a virtual group of hundreds of State Energy Office directors and staff, McCarthy discussed a number of the Biden Administration’s energy and climate priorities, noting: “President Biden told me that every time someone says climate change to him, he thinks of jobs – and we are going to deliver on those jobs.” Critical to the White House’s strategy is an “all-of-government” approach, enlisting agencies across federal government to focus on the climate crisis and key intersecting issues such as public health and racial equity.

The complete video of her remarks can be viewed here.