Energy Secretary Reviews Avengers on Facebook, Sees Promise of Green Energy in Hollywood Movie
Chu thumbs up!
2:31 PM, May 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, takes to Facebook today to review the Avengers, a movie about a bunch of superheroes banding together to save the world, “which focuses on a new, limitless clean energy source called ‘The Tesseract,’” according to Chu.
“In the film, there is evidently an intergalactic struggle to claim this new resource – one we can only win by relying on heroes like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Incredible Hulk,” Chu writes. “Naturally, the group includes a couple scientists!”
For the energy secretary, the movie shows the promise of green energy!
“While the ‘Tesseract’ may be fictional, the real-life global competition over clean energy is growing increasingly intense, as countries around the world sense a huge economic opportunity AND the opportunity for cleaner air, water, and a healthier planet,” Chu continues. “This is now a $260 billion global market, a sum that would impress even Tony Stark. According to the International Energy Agency, last year -- for the first time -- more money was invested worldwide in clean, renewable power plants than in fossil fuel power plants.”
These are not just opportunities for America or “Tesseract,” Chu will have you know, it is an opportunity that many around the world are seizing.
Of course, the Avengers is a movie—albeit a very successful, Hollywood flick. Chu’s inspiration seems a bit odd . . . and one can’t help but wonder where energy companies like Solyndra fit in the mix.