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Politics To Test Energy Goals

Politics To Test Energy Goals

WASHINGTON — Steven Chu, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Energy Department, got a taste last week of what life in Washington would be like. Members of the Illinois congressional delegation met with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Jan. 7 and pressured him to support renewed federal aid for a project in Mattoon, Ill., to [...]

Obama focuses on alternative energy, environment

Obama focuses on alternative energy, environment

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Insisting on the need to develop new forms of energy, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Monday chose as his energy secretary a Nobel physics laureate who is a major promoter of alternative fuels.   Obama named Steven Chu, the winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics who was an early advocate [...]


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