At the time of this talk, it will have been six months since a new administration came into power in Washington. Throughout the election campaign, Obama strongly emphasized the need for change in energy and environmental policies. During the senate hearings of Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy, some of the new policy ideas became clearer. Dr. Chu talked about a strong emphasis on energy efficiency, incentives for development of solar and wind energy, even construction of new nuclear power plants. Has the new administration walked the talk? What policies have been changed or initiated and how effective are they likely to be? What new programs can we expect in the next year(s)? Come join us for a \"state of energy and the environment address\" and a critical analysis of the new plans and policies coming out of Washington, D.C.