By Hamish Johnston
The US Secretary of Energy told the BBC this morning that there is “considerable opposition” to cutting greenhouse gas emissions amongst the nation’s lawmakers. As a result, he believes it will not be possible to achieve President Obama’s goals on reducing the country’s carbon footprint.
On a bright note, the Nobel-Prize winning physicist said that the US was blessed with an abundance of sunlight — and a significant portion of its energy needs could be delivered by photovoltaic arrays in its south-western deserts.
However, he admitted that much work needs to be done before the technology is available.
You can hear the interview here, just scroll down to 0716.