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Energy Dept Plans Advanced Reactor Surge

The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America's nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do not rely on water for cooling.

Steven Chu Criticizes Clean Power Plan For Neglecting Nuclear

4 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu doesn't think energy storage can develop in time to back up solar and wind, so he criticized the EPA Clean Power Plan Friday for failing to promote nuclear power. But Berkeley Energy Professor Daniel Kammen ably defended energy storage, gently accusing Chu of outdated thinking.

Steven Chu: Mexico's Energy Auction Reveals True Price Of U.S. Renewables

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

If you want to know the true price of renewable energy in America—free from subsidies and mandates—look to Mexico, which just held its first open auction for energy contracts, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Friday.

'Our Major Cities Will Be Submerged': Climate-Change Horrors (VIDEO)

10 months agoNews : Huffington Post

"I don't think most citizens in the world have really grasped what is happening -- and what these risks are," says Dr. Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, in a clip from the latest film by Oscar-winner Charles Ferguson ("Inside Job"). Show More Summary

How to Stop Wasting Money on Science

Patrick J. Michaels In Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, former Energy Secretary (and Stanford professor) Steven Chu and his colleague Thomas R. Cech penned an opinion piece entitled How to Stop Winning Nobel Prizes in Science, in which they argue for better long-term planning and consistency in the public funding of science. Show More Summary

A Better Battery

2 years agoNews : James Fallows

Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and former secretary of energy, and Yi Cui, a celebrated battery researcher who works with Chu at Stanford, describe how an overhaul of the unglamorous battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy...

Obama’s Chu Toy Strikes Again

(Steven Hayward) Everyone cooed with delight back in 2009 when Obama chose Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu to be secretary of energy. No doubt this appointment was part of Obama’s aura of coolness about respecting “science.” But while Chu may be brilliant at physical science, he was not terribly savvy at political science. Show More Summary

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu concedes the obvious: Keystone XL a political decision

About 600 protesters appeared in San Francisco outside the State Department branch offices Monday night as part of a nationwide, 280-city protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. Steven Chu, the former secretary of Energy, told the Oil &...Show More Summary

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Urges Canada And U.S. To Focus On Renewables

Former energy secretary Steven Chu told Canadian business leaders to focus more on renewable energy and less on the Keystone XL pipeline when considering the future of the North American energy industry. The post Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Urges Canada And U.S. To Focus On Renewables appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Politico: Rahm Emanuel Wanted ‘To Kill’ Steven Chu For Talking About Climate Change

Is it harder to be the chief of state for an island nation threatened by climate change -- or to be a cabinet secretary threatened by the White House Chief of Staff for talking about climate change? The post Politico: Rahm Emanuel Wanted ‘To Kill’ Steven Chu For Talking About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Alison van Diggelen: Ex-Energy Secretary Steven Chu Has Message for Climate Deniers and Cooking Tips

In this Fresh Dialogues interview, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu shares his reaction to Obama's major speech on climate change.

Steven Chu Is The $100 Billion Man, But How Much Energy Will Secretary Moniz Save?

Back in my day, being a $6 million man was a big deal. But while bionics might help someone deliver a lot of power, it has nothing on energy efficiency. After Steven Chu departed the Energy Department, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) decided to take “A Look Back at Secretary Chu’s Enormous Impact [...]

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu: #1 Problem Is Climate Change

Telling it like it is, in this Climate Progress repost, outgoing Energy Secretary and Nobel laureate Steven Chu discusses the #1 problem society faces today: climate change. By Joe Romm Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the new Energy Secretary this week. Show More Summary

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Says Debunked Global Warming Hoax “Is Not Debatable”

The good news: Obama finally got rid of the preposterous moonbat ideologue Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. The bad news: Replacement Ernest Moniz is a preposterous moonbat ideologue. “Let me make it very clear that there is no ambiguity...Show More Summary

Chu On Climate: ‘If We Don’t Change What We’re doing, We’re Going To Be Fundamentally In Really Deep Trouble’

Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the new Energy Secretary this week. Last week, the previous Secretary, Dr. Steven Chu, gave an interview to Stanford where he is returning as a physics professor. The Nobel laureate was asked “What’s the No. 1 problem on your list?” His answer: Climate change. We’re heading into an [...]

Secretary of Style

The Senate today unanimously confirmed a new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz. Like his predecessor, Steven Chu, he is a physicist. He also edges out HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius for the most awesome hairdo in President Obama's cabinet. Today it struck me that Sec. Moniz reminds …

Steven Chu, Chris Christie, and 1500 Tons of Horse Manure

I was thrilled to hear former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as he spoke at an energy forum at Rutgers today. The Nobel Prize winner addressed the filled auditorium with remarks that were nerdy (that's a good thing to me) and humorous, and that demonstrated his depth and breadth of understanding of science, technology, and politics. Show More Summary

Moniz Nominated as Energy Secretary

Director of MIT Energy Initiative would replace Steven Chu in cabinet post In March, President Obama nominated MIT’s Ernest J. Moniz, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, to head the U.S. Department of Energy.

Electric car maker Fisker begins the usual “painful public death” process.

Meet yet another of thank-God-he’s-former Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu’s bad calls with your tax money: Struggling carmaker Fisker Automotive laid off 160 employees, most of its staff, Friday as it struggles to reach a financing deal that would save the maker of the Karma hybrid sports car. Show More Summary

The World Is Turning to Solar

It's no secret how much money is to be made in the oil and gas game, but earlier this year Energy Secretary Steven Chu pointed out that for the first time there is money to be made in renewables. Sure enough, top investor Warren Buffett has poured money into renewable energy projects -- but he's not the only one. Show More Summary

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