Steven Chu walks us through the advances we’ve made and the challenges we still face as we transition from a fossil fuel economy to one based on renewable energy, such as wind and solar. He speaks of the need to develop lighter, cheaper, rapidly charging batteries to speed the transition to affordable, functional, electric vehicles. He also stresses the need to support research into technologies such as carbon recycling that would make energy production truly sustainable. Chu ends his talk by reminding us that the Earth is our home and we need to commit to caring for it.
Steven Chu is Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. From 2009 to 2013, he served as US Secretary of Energy. At the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, he was a Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cell… Continue Reading