The “Smartest” Cabinet Choice Yet

According to NBC, President-elect Obama will choose Nobel laureate Steven Chu as his Energy Secretary.


In addition to being one of the brightest minds to ever occupy a cabinet position, Chu is also an incredible realist when it comes to biofuels. He has taken an environmental approach in his analysis of our energy situation, realizing the need to develop new energy sources that currently do not exist.

Chu urges scientists to find environmentally friendly form of fuel

The most progressive and refreshing viewpoint he takes is on corn-based ethanol, currently part of most politicians’ “alternative energy” plan.

“From the point of view of the environment,” explains Chu, “it would be better if we just burnt oil.”

It sounds a lot like he understands the concept of EROEI and the disastrous environmental impacts of current ethanol production. This pick is change that we at Smash the Mirror can definitely believe in.


One Response

  1. […] Posted on December 15, 2008 by Rob Costa Along with Obama’s appointment of Stephen Chu to Energy Secretary comes word that he has chosen a so-called ‘climate czar’. Browner’s resume […]

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