By: Matthew Brinko
Piers Morgan: I’m here today with Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu. Hello Mr. Chu, how are you today?
Steven Chu: I’m well, its been a busy couple of days.
Piers Morgan: As I can imagine. Lets get into the basics, what is your stance on the Keystone Pipeline?
Steven Chu: I believe that the Keystone Pipeline will reduce the U.S.’s reliance on overseas oil. However I do not feel that the Keystone Pipeline can sustain the U.S. for a long period of time.
Piers Morgan: So what would be your main course of action for the future?
Steven Chu: The more important action that should be taken is to invest in alternative energy and find a renewable energy source that can sustain our energy consumption long term.
Piers Morgan: Renewable energy sources such as?
Steven Chu: Investing in new technologies such as solar energy and natural gases will be better for the economy long term.
Piers Morgan: And what steps have the Obama administration taken towards investing in new technologies?
Steven Chu: The Obama administration has taken major steps to advance alternative energy sources such as wind resources. This includes creating the first offshore wind farm which is expected to produce enough clean electricity to power more than 200,000 homes. The administration has also approved construction on 16commercial-scale solar facilities, five wind facilities, and geothermal projects. These projects are expected to power more then 1.3 million homes and support 12,500 jobs.
Piers Morgan: Well thank you Steven for your time, you have been really informative and I hope that I have another opportunity to talk to you again soon.
Interview conducted at CNN headquarters by Piers Morgan. (Matthew Brincko)