Granholm confirmed to Energy Department

Former Michigan governor will lead $35B agency

Then-General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre (left to right), Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano look on as the first Chevrolet Volt battery comes off the line at the GM Brownstown Battery plant in Brownstown Township, Michigan Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. | U.S. Department of Energy via Flickr Public Domain