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Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu - The Ultimate Energy Technology

Complete video at: Steven Chu, future U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Obama, describes the "ultimate" development in energy technology: an "artificial plant" that would be able to generate power in a manner similar to photosynthesis. ----- A New Energy Program with Steve Chu speaking at the Climate Change and Global Politics Conference hosted by the World Affairs Council of Northern California. No one nation can effectively reverse the growing problems caused by our changing climate. Coordinated global efforts - between governments, corporations, and individuals - can help us conserve and develop energy resources, as well as ensure the continued growth of emerging and developed nations. What can political leaders do? What can businesses and investors do? And what can you do? - World Affairs Council of Northern California Steven Chu is Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Professor of Physics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was at Stanford and Bell Laboratories. His research includes tests of fundamental physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trapatoms, polymer physics, and single moleculebiology. He has become active in the energy problem and is co-chairing an InterAcademy Council (IAC) study Transitioning to Sustainable Energy. Chu has numerous awards, including the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Korean Academy of Science and Engineering.
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