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Chu's grid guru came in 'like gangbusters,' left quietly

In 2011, then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu brought in an ambitious Wisconsin state utility commissioner to advance the Obama administration effort to site and build critical power lines and transmission technologies. Lauren Azar was seen as the person who could help Chu's Department of Energy navigate a maze of local opposition, permitting delays and lengthy reviews to get transmission projects going. But it’s unclear whether Azar's two-year run that ended in September will bring about clear game-changing transmission breakthroughs.

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