The U.S. Government recently made a decision to release millions of barrels of emergency reserve oil to the open market in hopes that it will drive down gas prices over the summer. Meanwhile, solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy are still struggling to get the research and development dollars they deserve.
Between pressure from environmental advocates frustrated by the government’s inaction on climate change, and demands made by the wealthy fossil fuel industry, there are few who envy Steven Chu’s job as Secretary of Energy.
Here’s what he said:
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