Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Spotted: Chu Marks Bike to Work Day

By Ed O'Keefe



Energy Secretary Stephen Chu arrives on his bicycle to attend a 'Bike to Work Day' event at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined other D.C.-area bikers in marking Bike to Work Day today at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.

Chu participated in an effort to highlight the Obama administration's commitment to reducing American dependence on foreign oil and in support of clean and alternative energy sources, including cleaner modes of transportation.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and Commuter Connections. More than 7,500 cyclists were expected to participate today at 26 different locations across the D.C. region, with 1,500 bikers this morning at Freedom Plaza.

Getting down to business later in the day, Chu attended the National Coal Council meetings in Washington and announced the administration will devote another $800 million to the Clean Coal Power Initiative.

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 15, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
Categories:  Spotted  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Another Reason Teleworking Works
Next: Post Politics Program: Obama's Commencement Addresses, Post's Connolly, Slevin and Hsu

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company