Secretary Chu hosted a media briefing on the Department's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request. You can watch video of the event and check out his PowerPoint presentation, or see the budget documents themselves.
Read Secretary Chu's take on how we're changing the way the Department of Energy works by creating new jobs, investing in the clean energy economy, and helping consumers save money while saving energy.
At the Department of Energy, Secretary Steven Chu has said that one of our most important management principles is: "Our people are our greatest asset. "When we look for new talent, we don't just look for scientists and engineers with advanced degrees, we also look for innovative individuals who want to be part of the clean energy revolution, working together to better our energy future.
This vision requires talent, so we work hard to train and recruit the top talent available. It also requires that we take care of the talent that we have, including the many students we recruit and hire to be the next generation of leaders in the energy field. This is why the Department of Energy is involved in the It Gets Better Project, a national campaign to provide support to LGBT youth. As the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, I recorded a message to students around the country.
This report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. It was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) based on data collected and research performed during 2010.
One of the big reasons we became a global economic leader is because we built things faster and better than anyone else. Today, that global economic leadership is at a crossroads. That’s why the clean energy manufacturing industry that is expanding across the Midwest is so important.