Topic: Steven Chu
As America blasts its ACs and put its fans on overdrive to try to cope with the heat wave, it will use a lot of energy – which costs a lot of money. More than 40 percent of a typical home’s utility bill goes toward cooling costs. But it’s possible to keep energy costs down and still stay cool – even during a heat wave. “You can save money by saving energy,” says US Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Here are four tips.
07/22/2011 12:16 pm
With the upper half of the US in the grip of a heat wave, energy usage is hitting records or near-records. But grid operators say they are prepared for the increased demand.
07/21/2011 07:37 pm
More scientific data won’t convince doubters of climate change. But reframing the debate as one about values could make a difference.
06/24/2011 10:00 am
Energy Secretary Stephen Chu cites crude oil disruptions in Libya and elsewhere as reason to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve now. Gas prices, however, have been falling in recent weeks.
06/23/2011 12:47 pm
The Department of Energy, aiming to boost US competitiveness, gives a $150m. loan guarantee to a Massachusetts firm that has found a way to dramatically reduce the cost of solar voltaic cells.
06/17/2011 10:05 pm
At a Monitor breakfast Friday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked if the 'bleed and feed' process being used in Japan's nuclear emergency was the equivalent of a meltdown.
04/01/2011 04:47 pm
As pools of highly radioactive water are found beneath Japan's damaged reactors, authorities hoping to protect the ocean and groundwater are struggling to find adequate storage.
04/01/2011 03:38 pm
Energy Secretary Steven Chu called on Congress not to cut his department’s research-and-development budget. It's 'vital for our future prosperity,' he said Friday.
04/01/2011 03:26 pm
In Pictures Three Mile Island anniversary
The nuclear crisis in Japan grew more troubling Sunday as efforts to control the Fukushimi Daiichi nuclear power facility continued to hit unexpected roadblocks. But Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Americans "are in no danger" from radiation.
03/20/2011 03:26 pm