Saturday, December 20, 2008
Obama picks Nobel man for Energy
Barack Obama has named physics Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu as his energy secretary and tasked him with finding alternatives to fossil fuels.
The US president-elect said the new administration's priorities were to end US dependence on foreign oil and fight climate change. Naming his environment team, he said US energy dependence had grown even as global resources were disappearing.
Mr Obama has pledged to make big changes in environmental policies.