Friday, December 12, 2008

chu for energy

The more I hear about Steven Chu, Obama's nominee for Secretary of Energy, the more I like.

Chu compares climate change to an electrical wiring problem:

Suppose, he said, you had a small electrical fire at home and a structural engineer told you there was a 50 percent chance your house would burn down in the next few years unless you spent $20,000 to fix faulty wiring.

"You can either continue to shop for additional evaluations until you find the one engineer in 1,000 who is willing to give you the answer you want -- 'your family is not in danger' -- or you can change the wiring," Chu said in a presentation in September.

Clearly no climate change skeptic. Chu is also strong on saying that technology and innovation can help, but believes "governments need to "act quickly" to implement fiscal and regulatory policies to stimulate the deployment of technologies that boost energy efficiency and "minimize" carbon emissions."

Wow, I can barely believe we may actually have sane people in the White House and Cabinet soon.



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