12 Apr '12, 12am

Dr. Chu on Profits, Horse Manure and Other Forces of Technological Change

Steven Chu , the secretary of energy, is optimistic about the future of renewable energy. “The clean tech industry is making great strides,” he said on Wednesday at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in New York. Technologies like battery storage have vastly improved, solar efficiency is improving and electric cars are just at the beginning of their development. And despite the political partisanship in Washington, he said, “there are people on the other side of the aisle that recognize the economic opportunity.” Dr. Chu discussed Solyndra and the government loan program under which it received half a billion dollars, but didn’t reveal anything he hadn’t already said in Congressional hearings. I thought the highlight of his remarks was a tale he told to illustrate how quickly technological change can happen — and what can drive it. Dr. Chu, a Nobel Prize -wi...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/dr-chu-on-profi...

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Handler, who talked about the campaign with actress Kathy Najimy on her show this week, also contributed a donation to the...