In his State of the Union Address, Obama promised executive action to reduce pollution and fund alternative fuel research. Got questions? We'll be at the White House later today to get answers for you. UPDATE: The Q&A is over now. Thanks for your great questions!
Tomorrow, February 13, the White House will be hosting an "Open For Questions" session, in which officials answer questions from the public. As part of this, I will be conducting a live-streamed panel with Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Policy.
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United States Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize winner and fierce proponent of alternative energy, announced today that he will resign his governmental position and return to academia. Chu was the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley when appointed Energy Secretary. He is well-known for his advocacy of alternative energy as a method of correction against climate change, and has speculated on future energy possibilities based on high-glucose tropical plants. During his time as Secretary, renewable energy use in the US doubled. Chu says he will return to academia in California. [via CNN]