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Chu: "Sputnik moment" for United States in energy innovation

San Jose Mercury-News
29 November 2010

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned on 29 November that the United States is at risk of slipping behind China as the world's leading innovation hub unless it steps up its commitment to clean-energy research and development.

Rattling off a string of discouraging economic trends for the U.S., Chu said during a speech at the National Press Club that the country is at a juncture similar to the "Sputnik moment" of the late 1950s, when the Soviet Union vaulted to an early lead in satellite and rocket technology.

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DOE Secretary Steven Chu Talks Up the "Sputnik Moment" for Energy  (TIME)