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Cabinet member says US must act now to be leader on environment, energy

Steven Chu, secretary of energy, says it will take 50 years to fully modernize the US energy grid. Steven Chu, secretary of energy, says it will take 50 years to fully modernize the US energy grid. (Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)
By Erin Ailworth
Globe Staff / December 6, 2009

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently spoke with the Globe’s editorial board about climate change legislation, emerging renewable energy technologies, and what the United States needs to do to be an environmental leader. With the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference convening tomorrow in Copenhagen, Globe reporter Erin Ailworth revisits that discussion with Chu. Here’s what he said on several different ... (Full article: 813 words)

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