Granholm met with Jules Kortenhorst — the CEO of RMI at the time — in June 2021, according to her internal agency calendar obtained by government watchdog group Americans for Public Trust (APT). Kortenhorst is a widely known global climate activist who also founded the Energy Transitions Commission and chairs the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition.
"Get the facts straight. The June 2021 meeting with CEOs of American chemical, energy, transportation and electrical companies wasn’t about appliances, it was to build support for the NOW enacted $1T Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which is creating thousands of JOBS across red and blue states alike," a Department of Energy (DOE) spokesperson told Fox News Digital in a statement.
Granholm's calendar listed Kortenhorst as the only participant in the meeting and didn't include the agenda for the meeting, which was conducted via Zoom and lasted for approximately an hour. RMI didn't respond to a request for comment.