Last Monday I notes that Politico reported Energy Secretary Steven Chu intends to stay. In a Platts Energy Week interview broadcast yesterday, Chu said that he will stay “as long as the president will have me” and “as long as I think I’m doing good things, as long as I see progress.”
Here’s the video of the interview, where Chu also talks about the nuclear loan guarantee program and what to do about the possibility of an oil price sprike:
This is good news, as I said last week. Yes, the job of Energy Secretary is exceedingly difficult, and all the more so in the last year because of the BP oil disaster, which took up much of Chu’s time. And I don’t envy his having to testify endlessly in front of a GOP House hostile to clean energy and science.
But Chu would be very hard to replace: He remains a strong internal and external (public) advocate for energy efficiency and clean energy “” and climate action “” in an administration that appears woefully short of Climate Hawks.
h/t Morning Energy