From science to politics, from innovation to economics, what forces will shape the U.S energy landscape in the 21st century? Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the future of energy, innovation and the environment. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Stanford, is the first scientist to hold a cabinet position and the longest serving Secretary of Energy in U.S. history. During his tenure, he led the Obama Administration’s renewable energy efforts and devised the solution to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Chu will discuss the future of the U.S. energy landscape — from fracking and oil sands to renewables and new technologies. And he’ll assess their impact on global climate change.


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