How many Nobel Prize winners are you on Facebook with?
Contrary to Daily Show emcee Jon Stewart, his material is not so boring that you will do a vaudeville type face plant in a cream pie over climate cap and trade legislation. See for yourself two of his videos below from YouTube.
Chu explained how it works on the Daily Show July 21 while promoting his new online presence, a first for the giant agency which will spend an additional $39 billion of your tax dollars on energy programs for economic recovery over the next two years. Chu is in charge of all of it and he’s trying to make a difference and tell his story online all at the same time.
On his Facebook page, Secretary Chu explains some of technology that is laying the foundation for the next generation of clean energy jobs, and answers questions submitted by visitors to the site.
He will also offer an inside look at the Obama Administration’s work to ensure America’s leadership in confronting the global climate crisis.
What’s coming is a major global conference on climate change in Copenhagen this December. Congress needs to get its act together and pass climate legislation because Chu’s boss President Obama cannot show up there empty handed.
On the Daily Show Chu was asked about the House Climate bill. When asked went far enough to address global warming, Chu said “if you go to the left or the right, people are not happy with it. But the bottom line is it puts a cap on carbon emissions.”
Save energy, save money, save the planet
Finally, visitors to Secretary Chu’s Facebook page will find information and discussion groups about how to save energy in their homes and reduce utility bills. This is always excellent information to have especially in a recession with people having to tighten their belts.
“Solving the energy crisis and seizing the economic opportunity before us is an urgent national priority that affects every American, and every American can play a role,” said Secretary Chu.
Now this is a guy who knows how to think globally and act locally.
“I’m looking forward to a dialogue with people from all walks of life not only about the solutions that science may offer us tomorrow, but also about the solutions that already exist today which can save families money, cut energy use and help save the planet in the process.”
What gets Chu going each day?
The Facebook page, which is updated with new content, includes videos (below) of Secretary Chu discussing the importance of solving the energy challenge and why he joined the Obama Administration.
Reuters emphasized in its report on Chu’s TV appearance that TV host John Stewart gave him the ultimate compliment.
“Can I tell you something? You are the first Cabinet member I’ve met from the Obama administration that seems alive. You are the first one,” Stewart said.
Sec. Chu Videos
Think Chu is “alive”? See for yourself. Here are two of his videos.
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