February 08, 2017

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu speaks on Climate Change at ABA Construction Law conference

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2017 — Steven Chu, professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University, was the keynote speaker during the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting, Feb. 1-3 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif.

Chu, who received a Nobel Prize in physics, spoke at the Thursday, Feb. 2 luncheon. During his service as U.S. Secretary of Energy from 2009-13, he established Energy Innovation Hubs, which focus on the development of energy-efficient buildings. He was also tasked by President Barack Obama to help stop the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in 2010.

Footage and audio of Chu’s speech can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/8OHwcsNXUWM

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