Energy secretary reaches out on Facebook

Steven Chu is spreading the word about Obama administration energy policy via the social networking Web site.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has turned to the Facebook social-networking service to provide information about Energy Department research and technology being developed to address U.S. energy issues, and “offer an inside look at the Obama administration’s work to ensure America’s leadership in building a clean-energy economy and confronting the global climate crisis.”

In conjunction with the Facebook page, Chu also has launched a YouTube channel and a Flickr site.

“Solving the energy crisis and seizing the economic opportunity before us is an urgent national priority that affects every American, and every American can play a role,” said Chu. “I’m looking forward to a dialogue with people from all walks of life, not only about the solutions that science may offer us tomorrow, but also about the solutions that already exist today which can save families money, cut energy use and help save the planet in the process.”