According to CNN, President-elect Barack Obama is likely to name Steven Chu, a Nobel prize winning physicist who runs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as his energy secretary.
Obama will also name Carol Browner, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton administration, as the newly created "climate czar" inside the White House.
Energy is one aspect of Obama's one-year goal to create 2.5 million jobs by 2011. His plan willput Americans to work updating the country's infrastructure, making public buildings more energy-efficient and implementing environmentally friendly technologies, including alternative energy sources.
See details of the Obama energy plan at Earth2Tech.