Thursday :: Dec 11, 2008

Open Thread


by Mary

Wow: incredibly good news today: President-elect Obama expected to select Nobel physicist Steven Chu as Energy secretary

ThinkProgress has a video clip of one of his talks and this guy really gets it. He even used one of my favorite points which is illustrated here:

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Note how California's energy usage from the 70's has stayed the same per person despite the fact that California's standard of living is the same or better than most other states. We can stop wasting energy, save money, and still have the same services if we are smarter about our energy usage, invest in clean energy technology and focus on energy efficiency.

Dr. Chu is really a spectacular pick.

Your turn now.

Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (3) :: Digg It!