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A Better Battery

yesterdayNews : 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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.

Steven Chu Is Not a Politician

65 (b. 1948); Professor of physics, Stanford University; Nobel Prize winner; former secretary of energy

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 …

Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary

(CNN) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy, replacing Steven Chu. The vote was 97-0, with three Senators (Roy Blunt, R-Missouri; Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma; and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas) missing the vote.

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

New Energy nominee certain to stay the Obama course

Calling him “another brilliant scientist,” President Obama named Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) theoretical physicist Ernest Moniz as his choice to replace Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. At MIT Moniz has headed up the school’s Energy Initiative where the Washington Post says he oversaw reports on almost every aspect of energy. via Smart Grid: New Continue reading ?

Reaching for the Sun with Steven Chu

Chu may be stepping down as Energy Secretary, but he’s leaving on a high note with great hopes for the future of solar energy.

DOE Secretary Nominee Ernest Moniz On Climate Change, Natural Gas, Cleantech, Nuclear Energy, & Energy Efficiency

Reposted from Climate Progress: By Rebecca Leber, with support from Tiffany Germain President Obama nominated MIT physicist Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy to replace outgoing Steven Chu. In his announcement, Obama called Moniz a “brilliant...Show More Summary

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