"Energy Secretary Chu Is Latest Obama Cabinet Departure"

"U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize winner who shepherded an effort to help spur a clean energy U.S. economy, will step down after a tenure rocked by the failures of some costly government investments."

Chu's departure, which was announced Friday and follows similar moves by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator and the interior secretary, will allow President Barack Obama to craft a fresh team to address climate change.

Obama has said responding to the threat of climate change will be a priority during his second term, giving the issue a prominent place in his inaugural address last month."

Ayesha Rascoe and Nichola Groom report for Reuters February 1, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Energy Secretary Steven Chu Resigns, Chastises Climate Deniers And Clean-Energy Critics" (Huffington Post)

"Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees Announcing His Decision Not to Serve a Second Term" (DOE)

"Chu Announces Resignation After Tumultuous Term Promoting Clean Energy Agenda" (Greenwire)
 

Source: Reuters, 02/04/2013