Following the thread of my post yesterday, I wanted to point you to an address at the National Press Club by Energy Secretary Chu. Chu pointed to recent clean technology successes by China and other countries as a “Sputnik Moment” for the U.S. We don’t can to sit back and do nothing and maintain a leadership position. Indeed, on energy, we’ve already fallen behind in important areas. As Chu indicated, we need to see what’s going on and marshall American ingenuity, strength, and can-do spirit to create cost-effective clean energy technologies–and I’d emphasize increasing efficiency–to power our country and drive our economy through the next century. We should be hungry. The Chinese and others have already started to eat our lunch on this front.