New energy czar needs responsible sense of urgency

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W e have a new secretary of energy. He wants to do in four weeks what the Bush administration did not do in almost four years; get money out there for developing renewable and efficient energy.

An actual scientist will be running the energy department show, rather than a military or energy industry head. Steven Chu garnered a Nobel Prize in physics in 1997.

Chu’s all about developing better batteries for our hybrid vehicles, practical biofuels and “clean” ways to use coal and recycle used fuel from nuclear power plants. And he’s actually in a panic about global warming. He told California farmers last week that their livelihood is in grave danger if something is not done, because the snow on the mountains that waters their farms will be no more.,021009lang.article

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