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QUIZ

December 11, 2008

Who are news outlets saying that President-Elect Obama will name as his Secretary of Energy?

A) The director of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
B) A former venture capitalist and chemicals company CEO.
C) A Nobel prize-winning experimental physicist and director of the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory research facility, at UC Berkeley, where he is a professor.

The answer is “C,” and his name is Steven Chu. The other two choices were George W. Bush’s Secretaries of Energy. The New York Times writes this about Dr. Chu:

“At the Lawrence Berkeley laboratory, he has sponsored research into biofuels and solar energy and has been a strong advocate of controlling greenhouse gas emissions.”

It’s nice to see that Obama is bringing the smart. Also it’s nice to see that Obama is bringing the not-bought-and-sold-by-the-oil-industry.

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