U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about rising gas prices, clean energy and climate change. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist defines the administration's energy strategy amid calls for deep cuts to his department's budget.

With gas prices fluctuating around $4, political debate is heating up over reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. The president has called for one-third less oil imports in the next decade. House Republicans have proposed measures to expand and expedite offshore oil and gas drilling. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu joins us to describe new programs to develop clean technologies, speed the roll-out of electric vehicles and help borrowers make energy-efficient home improvements. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist also talks about his mission to stop global climate change.

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Steven Chu

U.S. secretary of energy

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