“My friends, we are in a crisis, just as we need to be a unified nation in response to Covid-19, we need a unified national response to climate change, we must face the moment with the urgency that it requires, as you would during any national emergency. And from this crisis, from these crises, should I say, we must take this opportunity to rebuild and rebuild better than before. This is what this administration is going to do with the help of these good people. “Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo house made me fierce. My life has not been easy. I have fought against homelessness. I relied on food stamps and raised my child as a single mother. These struggles, however, give me perspectives so that I can help people succeed. “The president-elect and vice-president-elect know that matters within the purview of the Interior are not just about conservation. They are linked to justice, good jobs and bridging the racial wealth and health gaps. “I will be fierce for all of us, for our planet and all of our protected lands, and I am honored and ready to serve.” “Clean energy remains one of the most promising sectors for jobs and economic growth in the world. Over the next two decades, countries and businesses will invest trillions, trillions, and not just billions, trillions in electric cars, batteries and wind turbines, solar panels and energy-efficient appliances and energy efficient buildings. They will modernize their power grids using smart technology. Millions of well-paying jobs will be created. “The path to building back better begins with building, manufacturing and deploying these products here, branding them ‘Made in America’ and exporting them around the world.