Today it was announced that Steven Chu is the President-Elect’s choice to be the new Energy Secretary.
He’s one of those, y’know, reasonable people who’s been arguing for alternative energy sources long before it was fashionable to be green.
Yay! Big brains! Yay!
Oh, and he’s a Nobel Prize-winner in physics.
Oh, and he’s no particular fan of nuclear energy nor of building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Neither is Obama.
Ahhh, a physicist who’s not afraid of using the bully pulpit, not a fan of nuclear energy, taking charge of a department, two-thirds of whose budget involves activities related to nuclear weapons research and maintenance.