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Governor to discuss energy at convention

August 24, 2008
The Mining Journal

LANSING (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm will moderate a town hall meeting on alternative energy Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

The governor told reporters Friday that the forum will be a great way to highlight Michigan's alternative energy potential and the moves being made by domestic automakers.

She said a focus will be the automakers' push toward new technology that can be used to power cars such as the Chevrolet Volt, scheduled for release in 2010.

Granholm also is a superdelegate; her husband, Dan Mulhern, is an at-large delegate. Mulhern and the couple's three children are leaving for Denver on Saturday.

Although Granholm won't get a chance to speak at the convention, as she did in 2004, she said she was pleased with the chance to highlight Michigan's push toward more renewable and alternative fuels.

Michigan's 157 delegates and 21 alternates are eager to get through today, when the Democratic National Committee's Credentials Committee is expected to recommend that the delegates from Michigan and Florida be given full voting rights.



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