While political opposition and market uncertainty continue to mount around the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) pause of LNG export authorizations, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm reassured energy leaders the action was a necessary, but temporary step to better policy making.

During a keynote address Monday in Houston during CERAWeek by S&P Global, Granholm rolled out the Biden administration’s latest plans for encouraging investments in new energy technologies and decarbonization.

While there were fewer details about the DOE’s review of its guidelines for approving new worldwide export permits, Granholm downplayed the potential political backlash from the move as the Biden administration looks toward the November presidential election.

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