‘If you drive an electric car’ fuel shortages ‘would not be affecting you’: US energy secretary

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has smiled during a response at a White House media briefing – saying “if you drive an electric car” the Colonial Pipeline attack in the US “would not be affecting you”.

“Obviously, we have the acute issues with the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, but looking more holistically in a macro view, how does this speed up the efforts at DOE (Department of Energy) to move in more of a renewable direction since this is going to have an impact on people at the pump?” a reporter asked.

“We obviously are all in on making sure that we meet the president’s goals of getting to 100 per cent clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Ms Granholm said.

“If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly.”

Her remarks came as more than 1,000 service stations in the southeast reported running out of fuel amid the fallout of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last week.

The days-long shutdown of the biggest fuel pipeline in the US sparked panic buying among motorists.

Ms Granholm urged Americans not to hoard and said Colonial Pipeline expects to “substantially” restore operations by the end of the week.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has smiled during a response at a White House media briefing – saying “if you drive an electric car” the Colonial Pipeline attack in the US “would not be affecting you”.

“Obviously, we have the acute issues with the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, but looking more holistically in a macro view, how does this speed up the efforts at DOE (Department of Energy) to move in more of a renewable direction since this is going to have an impact on people at the pump?” a reporter asked.

“We obviously are all in on making sure that we meet the president’s goals of getting to 100 per cent clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Ms Granholm said.

“If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly.”

Her remarks came as more than 1,000 service stations in the southeast reported running out of fuel amid the fallout of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last week.

The days-long shutdown of the biggest fuel pipeline in the US sparked panic buying among motorists.

Ms Granholm urged Americans not to hoard and said Colonial Pipeline expects to “substantially” restore operations by the end of the week.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has smiled during a response at a White House media briefing – saying “if you drive an electric car” the Colonial Pipeline attack in the US “would not be affecting you”.

“Obviously, we have the acute issues with the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, but looking more holistically in a macro view, how does this speed up the efforts at DOE (Department of Energy) to move in more of a renewable direction since this is going to have an impact on people at the pump?” a reporter asked.

“We obviously are all in on making sure that we meet the president’s goals of getting to 100 per cent clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Ms Granholm said.

“If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly.”

Her remarks came as more than 1,000 service stations in the southeast reported running out of fuel amid the fallout of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last week.

The days-long shutdown of the biggest fuel pipeline in the US sparked panic buying among motorists.

Ms Granholm urged Americans not to hoard and said Colonial Pipeline expects to “substantially” restore operations by the end of the week.

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