Volume 87 Issue 1 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: January 5, 2009

Steven Chu To Lead Energy Department

DOE lab director, Nobel Prize winner expected to put climate change at top of department agenda
Department: Government & Policy

STEVEN CHU, President-Elect Barack Obama's choice for energy secretary, has a crystal clear stance on climate change: It's a big problem that needs to be addressed now. This sentiment, which he has expressed in interviews, speeches, and reports, has made him a popular pick to lead the Department of Energy.

His Senate confirmation is expected to come fast and easily. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chair of the Energy & Natural Resource Committee, has set . . .

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