December 15, 2008

Obama picks US green team

President-elect Barack Obama plans to hold a press conference today to formally announce members of his energy and environment team, according to the NY Times. The rollout is expected to include Steven Chu for energy secretary, Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Carol Browner to lead the policy council on environment and energy, and Nancy Sutley to direct the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is said to be a strong advocate of alternative and renewable energy research and would be the first Asian-American to lead the department. Scanning the world wide web of intrigues, it seems that Chu is against coal but a proponent of nuclear energy. I wonder how that will sit with environmentalists? But according to several green blogs, Chu will be very much welcomed in the bossom of green groups.

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