Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is leading the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's efforts to develop cleaner forms of energy, including new types of solar cells and new biofuels. He answered viewer questions about his research and the future of alternative fuels.
How important is it for people to buy flourescent lights, drive hybrid cars, and take individual steps? Should grassroots efforts be focused on the individual or on national issues to find alternative fuels? Where should I send my donation dollars?
Steven Chu responds:
All of these things are important. Also, you should let your congressional representative know that an electricity bill that is 10 to 20 percent higher than present is a small price to pay for saving the planet.