Steven Chu discusses energy, climate change in Houston

May 4, 2015

Environment & Science

Dr. Steven Chu, who served as U.S. Energy Secretary in President Obama’s first term, recently visited the “Energy Capital of the World” to discuss changes in the energy sector and its impact on the global environment. He talked with members and guests of the U.S. Green Building Council Texas Gulf Coast Chapter on May 1, 2015 at the Houston Junior League. IMG_2218 Chu, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, returned to teaching at Stanford University after leaving the Obama Administration.

Among Chu’s boldest statements in the event, and something he said he told members of Congress:  Within ten to 15 years two decades, renewable energy sources should be cost-effective enough to largely supplant fossil fuels — although there still remain technological hurdles, including intermittentcy and battery storage.

For a full recap, check out my Storify page of my live-tweets of the event.

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