Thank you, Steve, for the introduction and for your work as one of America’s energy leaders. In addition to his work at Texas A&M, Steve Holditch recently served as a member of a group of experts convened by Secretary Chu to offer recommendations on how to improve the safety and environmental performance of shale gas drilling.
I am honored to be here today with my distinguished colleagues Cao Jianlin, China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, and Zhu Weilin with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
We can do more to create a culture that values diversity, which in turn will make the Department an employer of choice and enhance our mission effectiveness. I believe that we are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of our society, and our mission accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are brought to bear to overcome our greatest challenges.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today highlighted the Department’s historic investment in clean energy technologies in remarks congratulating the 2011 Solar Decathlon winners. The following are the Secretary’s remarks as prepared for delivery:
Good afternoon, I’m delighted to be a part of today’s ceremony. I want to start by thanking everyone who made the 2011 Solar Decathlon possible:
On behalf of the United States government, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Government of Poland for hosting and chairing the 2011 International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Executive Committee meeting.