July 8, 2022

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on July 6, 2022 released a video with Robert Downey Jr., the “Iron Man” actor, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds to join the department’s “clean energy corps” and take on jobs aimed at accelerating deployment of clean energy such as wind and solar power.

The Energy Department has teamed with actor Robert Downey Jr. to recruit up to 1,000 new workers focused on climate change and clean energy.

The new job corps is part of $62 billion awarded to the Energy Department under the bipartisan infrastructure law signed last year by President Joe Biden

Participants will help build thousands of miles of electric transmission lines to carry wind and solar power and take on other jobs to research, develop and deploy ways to produce energy

In the animated video, Robert Downey says viewers may know him from one of his “many day jobs” as a billionaire superhero in “Iron Man” or “world’s greatest detective,” Sherlock Holmes.

“But now I’ve got this sweet new office over the Department of Energy, and I’ve already been putting in some crazy hours helping out the Clean Energy Corps. I’ve been working with some amazing people on fantastic new solutions” to climate change.

Granholm, who appears in the video, tells Downey the Energy Department is “looking for folks to help us with pretty much everything,″ from scientists to IT specialists, civil engineers, electrical engineers and more.

“My gosh, we mean everybody!” exclaims Downey, holding a coffee cup declaring him the “world’s best DOE intern.″

“So why not come work with us and help the planet while you are at it?″ he adds, as Granholm extols the “nice” benefits, including a healthier Earth.

Click on the this link to find out more.