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U.S. Energy Secretary Chu to resign-administration source

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 1 Feb 2013 16:39 GMT
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WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize winner who oversaw President Barack Obama's efforts to spur green energy projects, is resigning from the cabinet, a senior administration official confirmed on Friday.

Chu's resignation was widely expected. His departure sets the stage for Obama to announce a new team to lead a push to address climate change. Obama also has vacancies to fill at the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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