U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on powering NY and the nation
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Just a few weeks afterPresident Obama visited the Capital Region, an important member of his cabinet was also in town.

United States Energy Secretary and Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Steven Chu, was in the area to tour the GE Global Research center outside of Schenectady. He also received an honorary degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

During his visit, he sat down with theInnovation Trail to talk about national energy policy, and some of the issues facing New York, like hydrofracking and nuclear power. Watch the entire interview above.

Also in this episode, we have analysis of the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the Joint Commission of Public Ethics (JCOPE) and the toll increase for commercial vehicles by the NYS Thruway Authority.

Plus, Times Union reporter Jimmy Vielkind takes a look at the battle brewing between local breweries and distributors.

Watch the entire episode above.