Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:52 PM
Ian Iam (386 posts)
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Resigns, Chastises Climate Deniers And Clean-Energy Critics
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In a wide-ranging and sometimes defiant letter to staff announcing his resignation on Friday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, while highlighting his agency's achievements over the last four years, blasted critics of the administration's investment in the renewable energy market, suggesting that opponents were living in the "Stone Age."
"In the last two years, the private sector, including Warren Buffett, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Google, have announced major investments in clean energy," Chu wrote. "Originally skeptical lenders and investors now see that renewable energy will profitable. These investors are voting where it counts the most -- with their wallet."
The department's support of solar power in particular has been at the the heart of Republican attacks on Chu's tenure as energy secretary -- particularly his oversight of clean-energy incentive and subsidy programs created or expanded under President Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus package, which counted among their beneficiaries the failed solar firm Solyndra.
But in his salutary epistle to DOE staff, Chu waved off those criticisms as willfully blind to the larger successes these various programs delivered -- and to the nation's obligation to continue pursuing them.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/steven-chu-resigns_n_2601964.html
Bravo, sir, and good luck in all future endeavours!
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