Jump to main content. Jump to navigation. The President has worked steadily on behalf of a positive outcome in Copenhagen throughout the year. The White House also announced that, in the context of an overall deal in Copenhagen that includes robust mitigation contributions from China and the other emerging economies, the President is prepared to put on the table a U. This provisional target is in line with current legislation in both chambers of Congress and demonstrates a significant contribution to a problem that the U.
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Monday Profile. Maria J. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a vocal advocate for alternative energy and nuclear power, was in Silicon Valley earlier this week to talk about the role of clean energy in combating global climate change. He also discussed the stiff competition the United States faces from China, which is moving quickly to close down inefficient coal plants as well as nurturing its fast-growing wind and solar industries. Chu had a private meeting with cleantech executives and venture capitalists and gave a public talk at Stanford University, where he taught physics for several years. Chu also met with Mercury News reporters and editors; here is an edited transcript of the conversation. Q: You may have seen the Thomas Friedman column about Calera a startup that recycles power plant emissions into a raw material for cement and Bloom Energy a startup that creates fuel cells.
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November 29, AP -- Frustrated at past failures, climate negotiators began a critical two-week conference Monday with a call from Mexico's president to think beyond their nations' borders and consider all humanity as they bargain over an agreement to fight global warming. Three years of talks have been stymied by a sometimes acrimonious divide among industrial and developing countries about their responsibilities in fighting climate change and accepting legal limits on how much they can continue to pollute.
Chu was charged with helping implement President Obama's ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs. Chu is the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics and received numerous other awards. He has devoted his recent scientific career to the search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges - a mission he continues with even greater urgency as Secretary of Energy. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chu was the Director of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where he led the lab in pursuit of alternative and renewable energy technologies.