Obama Energy Pick a Nobel Physicist
Chu was an early advocate for climate change solutions
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2008 5:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Nobel laureate Steven Chu is Barack Obama's nominee for energy secretary, the Wall Street Journal reports. The acclaimed physicist, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was an early advocate for finding scientific solutions to climate change, and his lab is doing groundbreaking work in developing carbon-neutral sources of energy, Reuters adds. Chu would work closely Obama's current energy adviser, Carol Browner, who will coordinate energy policy in the new post of "energy czar."