- Chu has said "corn is not the right crop for biofuels" and has personally worked on ways to make ethanol and biodiesel more efficiently.
- As for ways to power all of the plug-in vehicles we hope will become a reality during the first Obama term, coal is realistically going to be a big part of the picture. Chu, though, called coal his "worst nightmare" and is pro-nuclear.
- Chu is a believer in global warming.
So, while the personal beliefs of the Secretary of Energy don't make national policy, we can at least read the tea leaves for a feel of what we might be dealing with in the coming years. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.
[Source: Domestic Fuel]