Monday, December 15, 2008

Obama announces energy secretary pick

President-elect Barack Obama has selected physicist Steven Chu for the position of energy secretary.

Obama made the announcement at a news conference in Chicago Monday, calling Chu "uniquely suited to be our next secretary of energy" for his work on new and cleaner forms of energy.

Chu, who runs the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in California, won the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics and is highly respected in energy circles.

Obama announced his energy team Monday.

Obama announced his energy team Monday.
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