Top Energy Stories of 2008: #3 The Obama Election

December 16 2008 / by joelg
Category: Technology   Year: 2008   Rating: 5 Hot

By Joel Greenberg

Barack Obama's energy platform included goals for renewable energy, higher automoative gas mileage standards, support for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and targets for energy efficiency of homes...and that's just to start.  With the recent announcement of Nobel laureate and now former head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Steven Chu as Energy Secretary, Obama's administration can be the catalyst that makes alternative energy markets viable.

Will the Obama administration be successful in making the energy changes he promised in the election?

Obama's Energy Plan

Continue Reading other Top Energy Stories of 2008

#1  Story of the Year: Electrification of the Passenger Car

#2   The Year of Scientific Breakthroughs

#3   The Obama Election

#4   From $147 to $50: The Price of Oil

#5   The Dying Gasp of Corn Ethanol

#6   The Clean Coal Lobby Breaks Through the Clutter...and Gets a Response

#7   Geeks Go Green

#8   The Rise of Local Initiatives

#9   Infrastructure Gains Attention

#10 Emerging Energy Missionaries & Visionaries

Comment Thread (1 Response)

  1. I AM SO STOKED Barack went with Steven Chu for ES, because those kids at Berkeley are really turning out some 21st century science and tech, and their motives are right where they need to be for a brighter tomorrow today. Here’s a fun article, has nothing much to do with the future of energy policy, but it’s a good read.

    Posted by: Adam Cutsinger   December 20, 2008
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