As United States Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu is a strong proponent for environmental sustainability, charged with helping implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs. In this university podcast, Chu talks about the green technology revolution and why America needs it. He offers scientific details of global warming, in particular, and discusses what the government is doing to support solutions and how such efforts are stimulating the economy. His lecture was the keynote of the Energy Crossroads conference titled “Educating the Energy Generation: How Universities Can Empower a Generation of Energy Leaders.” This talk was hosted by Stanford’s Green Alliance for Innovative Action, a student organization, and co-sponsored by the Woods Institute for the Environment.