Steven Chu


Wed May 16, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Dispatch from World Renewable Energy Forum

Photo by Kirk Siegler

A week of delving into in-depth coverage of energy issues at the World Renewable Energy Forum was interrupted by breaking news over at the state capitol where an unexpected special legislative session was called.

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Fri November 18, 2011

Chu Touts Colorado Solar Industry at Arvada Firm

Energy Secretary Steven Chu toured a thin film solar manufacturing plant in Arvada Friday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

In Arvada today, the Obama Administration’s top energy official warned that China will continue to dominate the solar panel manufacturing market unless the US better supports the fledgling industry.  Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s visit to Colorado came just one day after he received a grilling on Capitol Hill from House Republicans over the fallout from the Solyndra solar scandal.

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Thu November 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Solyndra Loan Decisions 'Were Mine,' Energy Secretary Chu Says

"The final decisions on Solyndra were mine, and I made them with the best interest of the taxpayer in mind," Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to tell Congress today, as a House committee digs into the controversial $528 million in federal loans made to the now-bankrupt solar energy company.

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Tue November 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Energy Secretary Chu Defends How Administration Handled Solyndra

In an interview with NPR, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu vigorously defended the actions of the Department of Energy with regards $528 million in loans it gave the now-bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra.

Chu told All Things Considered's Melissa Block that neither he nor any of his staff working on DOE loans program was swayed by politics and that even in hindsight there was no way to know that Solyndra would fail.

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Thu March 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Nuclear Industry Will 'Double Down' On Safety, Energy Secretary Chu Says

As the world watches anxiously while Japanese authorities try to bring nuclear reactors under control at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant, it's natural to ask if nuclear plants elsewhere are safe.

"Can you assure the American people that the plants in this country are safe?" All Things Considered host Melissa Block asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu today.

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