Pushing for the Next Breakthroughs

Garber, Kent
April 2009
U.S. News & World Report;Apr2009, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p32
An interview with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is presented. He comments on the role of science in addressing energy problems, the mission of and projects under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, and the government's role in building transmission lines to promote renewable energy generation.


Related Articles

  • Taking stock: Steven Chu, former secretary of the Energy Department, on fracking, renewables, nuclear weapons, and his work, post-Nobel Prize. Drollette, Dan // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov2016, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p351 

    Steven Chu was the Secretary of Energy until 2014 – the first time that a scientist had served as a member of the president’s cabinet. He won a Nobel Prize in physics in 1997 for his work on cooling and trapping atoms with laser light; after finishing his term as secretary, Chu...

  • North Sea target for grid investment.  // Utility Week;7/9/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 24, p6 

    The article focuses on the need for Europe to undertake an expansion of its high-voltage electricity transmission network by 12% in the next 10 years to accommodate renewable energy.

  • European Eye: Power to Gas (P2G) - A Unique Approach to Energy Storage. Parr, Mike // Transmission & Distribution World Exclusive Insight;11/20/2015, p1 

    The article argues on Power to Gas (P2G) approach in using renewable electricity to address concerns on the provision of technical services and the integration of renewables into intra-day and day-ahead markets in Europe.

  • 'SWING FOR THE FENCES' Zakaria, Fareed // Newsweek;4/5/2010, Vol. 155 Issue 14, p42 

    The article presents an interview with U.S. Energy Secretary and physicist Steven Chu. When asked about how he would describe U.S. President Barack Obama's energy policy he said that it involves inexpensively and quickly reducing carbon emissions. He also discussed the government's investments...

  • Obama's Point Man on Energy. Garber, Kent // U.S. News Digital Weekly;3/13/2009, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p12 

    An interview with U.S. Department of Energy Steven Chu is presented. When asked about the role of science in addressing energy problems, Chu says there is a need to have some breakthroughs in energy storage technology and next-generation photovoltaics. He explains the mission of the new Advanced...

  • Emerging markets provide green investment prospects. Donnelly, Nicola // Third Sector;1/18/2011, Issue 644, p19 

    The article discusses the emergence of green energy policies that can lead to new investment opportunities in 2011. New initiatives include the Green Climate Fund for the acceleration of action on green issues in developing countries including China, South Korea and India and new green sector...

  • Transmission plan to link wind and wave power.  // Modern Power Systems;May2003, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p7 

    Reports that Great Britain Ministry of Energy Minister Brian Wilson has accepted electric power transmission grid plans for the expansion in renewable power. Comprehensive overhaul of the transmission system; Government's targets for renewable energy generation.

  • DEMCO Puts Safety First. Beaucoudray, Keith // Transmission & Distribution World;Jun2012, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p30 

    The article reports on the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) project in Texas, under which Oncor Inc. and more than 1,000 contract crew members have been working for the past three years to deliver electricity from clean and renewable sources. As part of the project, crews are...

  • Operators want dispatch flexibility.  // Utility Week;6/13/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p18 

    The article reports on a statement by European transmission system operator lobby group Etso that the draft directive on renewable energy should be amended to water down the requirement for system operators to give priority access to renewable generation. The operators, from central Europe,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics