How do you spend $39 Billion???

NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/us/politics/23chu.html?_r=1&hp

This is the task at hand for Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy.  Dr Chu is President Obama’s newly appointed Sec Energy and is overseeing three principle areas: 1) Smart Grid, 2) Climate Change, 3) Alternative Energies.

Given these three, Internet Infrastructure is the single largest consumer of electricity (when all IT is added up), produces the most carbon gases due to electrical generation required to meet demand, and is clearly seeking alternative ways to get that energy and more efficient ways to use what it has already.

This adds up to Dr Chu being in a position to become one of the most influential persons on Internet infrastructure for next few years, we should take some time to get to know the man.

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