Steven Chu is an avid bicyclist, bike advocate, and bike commuter. He also happens to be the new Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration. Ironically, his new position is forcing him off of his bike and back into an automobile.
Is it true you don’t drive a car?
My wife does, but I no longer own a car. Let me just say that in most of my jobs, I mostly rode my bicycle.
My security detail didn’t want me to be riding my bicycle or even taking the Metro. I have a security detail that drives me.
How do you feel about adding carbon emissions to the air?
I don’t feel good about it.
I guess the president wants to keep you alive.
My wife is in favor of that as well.