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Newsmaker of the year: The power player

As a physicist, he found a way to capture atoms and won a Nobel prize. Now he is marshalling scientists and engineers to transform the world's biggest energy economy. Eric Hand profiles the US energy secretary, Nature's Newsmaker of the Year.

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Hand, E. Newsmaker of the year: The power player. Nature 462, 978–983 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462978a

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