Latest Steven Chu Stories

2009-05-05 11:04:55

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced plans Tuesday to provide nearly $800 million in biofuels research and commercialization funding. The money is designed to stimulate research leading to the increased use of domestic renewable fuels. Chu said his department plans to provide $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to, among other things, provide additional support for commercial-scale biorefinery demonstration projects. Developing the next...

2009-04-29 12:45:04

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu says his department will provide $93 million to support development of wind energy in the United States. Chu announced the plans Wednesday during a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. The money will come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as will more than $100 million for infrastructure improvements at the NREL facility. Wind energy will be one of the most important contributors to meeting President Obama's target of...

2009-04-15 16:13:15

The U.S. Energy Department says it will award $41.9 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund 13 fuel cell technology projects. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the funding is designed to expand the use of clean and renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on foreign oil. The investments we're making today will help us build a robust fuel cell manufacturing industry in the United States, said Chu. Developing and deploying the next generation of fuel cells...

2009-03-31 11:16:31

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $6 billion in new funding to accelerate environmental cleanup work and create thousands of jobs across 12 states. Chu said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects will focus on accelerating cleanup of soil and groundwater, transportation, disposal of waste and cleaning and demolishing former weapons complex facilities. These investments will put Americans to work while cleaning up contamination from the Cold War era, said Chu. It...

2009-02-19 16:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts -- US Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Thursday expanded on what measures the Department of Energy (DOE) is taking to streamline the spending of economic recovery money approved by Congress, including increasing the number of staff to deal with the loans, loan guarantees and grants, and restructuring the way the department charges fees. "The old process required too much paperwork, it required prohibitive upfront costs, and it simply took too long,"...

2009-02-06 11:29:53

A report co-produced by the new U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned on Friday that cooperation between China and the United States is crucial to successfully address the climate change problem. The report titled "Roadmap for U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change" said the world's top two emitters of greenhouse gases must bring their leaders together for a climate summit, to overcome protectionist fears and speed up research and rollout of cleaner technologies. "If these two...

2009-02-04 15:58:36

The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that the U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu warned climate change would wipe out California's farms by the end of the century by destroying snowpack that supplies vital water to the nation's top agriculture state. Chu, a Noble Prize-winning physicist, said in his first interview since taking office last month that his home state would suffer some of the most devastating effects of global warming if the nation did not act to slow its advance. "I...

2008-12-18 10:19:00

Consumer Watchdog Urges Obama, Energy Secretary-designate Chu to Respond to Public Anger Over Energy Companies' Rule of U.S. Policy SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to President-elect Obama and Energy Department designee Steven Chu, Consumer Watchdog urged the new administration to add regulation of the oil and refining industries to its efforts to stabilize the economy and shift to greener energy. The group points to a national poll showing that...

2008-12-17 11:05:00

Letter to Chu calls for policies that support, prioritize grid modernization to stimulate economy, secure energy future   WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Galvin Electricity Initiative Executive Director Kurt Yeager sent an open letter to Department of Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu today, congratulating him on his cabinet nomination and calling for Chu to take immediate action addressing the unreliable, inefficient and insecure U.S. electricity grid.  ...

2008-12-15 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham (2001-2005) made the following comments following President-elect Obama's nomination today of Dr. Steven Chu to be Energy Secretary: "I know Dr. Steven Chu and have had the chance to work with and observe him in his role as head of the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. He is an outstanding leader and scientist and therefore an excellent nominee who deserves broad support from the Senate during...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'