Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, right, answers questions during a news conference with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announcing the construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada, Tuesday,... more 
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, right, answers questions during a news conference with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announcing the construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Julie Jacobson
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 12:43 PM EDT