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Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited Americas Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The nation that built the worlds most powerful rockets, its most advanced computers, and its most sophisticated life support systems is ready to create the worlds most powerful solar energy systems, its most advanced wind energy turbines, and its most sophisticated hybrid cars. This will result in nothing less than a second American Revolution. Who are the dreamers in California who believe they can use mirrors and liquid metal to wring more electricity from a ray of sunshine than anyone else on earth can?

 

Who are the innovators who have built a contraption that can turn the energy of a simple wave off the Oregon coast into burnt toast in Idaho? Who are the scientists in Massachusetts who have invented a battery that now runs your hand drill and will soon run your car? Readers will meet them all in this book. They will learn how the new energy economy will grow, the research that is required, and the legislation that must be passed to make the vision a reality.

 

This is a thoughtful, optimistic book, based on sound facts. No one before has tied together the concepts of economic growth and greenhouse gas reductions with such concrete examples. No one has previously told the real stories of the people who are right now on the front lines of the energy revolution. The co-authors, one a U.S. Congressman who is the primary sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, and the other the founder of the Apollo Alliance, have joined their experience, expertise, and passion for a clean energy future to lay out the path to stop global warming and gain energy independence.

Synopsis:

Apollo's Fire is a thoughtful, optimistic book, based on sound facts. No one before has tied together the concepts of economic growth and greenhouse gas reductions with such concrete examples. No one has previously told the real stories of the people who are right now on the front lines of the energy revolution. The co-authors, one a U.S. Congressman who is the primary sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, and the other the founder of the Apollo Alliance, have joined their experience, expertise, and passion for a clean energy future to lay out the path to stop global warming and gain energy independence.

About the Author

Jay Inslee is a Representative in the United States House of Representatives, representing the First District of the State of Washington, in the Seattle area. He is a recognized leader in Congress on energy issues and is the prime sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, a comprehensive plan to build a clean energy economy in America. Congressman Inslee was elected in 1998 and serves on the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was recently named by Nancy Pelosi to the new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

 

Bracken Hendricks is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and former executive director of the Apollo Alliance, an organization of environmental organizations, businesses, and labor organizations dedicated to building a new energy future for America. Mr. Hendricks formerly served as Special Assistant to the Office of Vice President Al Gore and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where he worked on the Interagency Climate Change Working Group. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Harvards John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Table of Contents

Foreword \ President Bill Clinton

The First Apollo Project

 

Chapter 1.  A New Apollo Project for Energy

- Global Warming Comes to the White House—Or Doesn't

- Ten Energy Enlightenments

 

Chapter 2. Reinventing the Car

- Becoming Mahatma

 

Chapter 3. Waking Up to the New Solar Dawn

- When Energy Markets Go Wrong: Surviving Enron

 

Chapter 4. Energy Efficiency: The Distributed Power of Democracy

- Green-Collar Jobs: From the South Bronx to Oakland

 

Chapter 5. Reenergizing Our Communities, One Project at a Time

- We Don't Need Oil

 

Chapter 6. Homegrown Energy

- Wind Energy: False Starts on the Road to Success

 

Chapter 7. Sailing in a Sea of Energy

- A Mind Opened about Mined Coal

 

Chapter 8. Can Coal or Nuclear Be Part of the Solution?

- The Apollo Alliance: New Coalitions for Change

 

Chapter 9. What's It Going to Take?

- A Tale of Two Presidents

 

Chapter 10. An American Energy Policy

- Placing Our Bets on a New Apollo Project

- Lessons of the Mimosa Tree

- Stories from the Field

 

Epilogue: Launching Apollo

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597266499
Subtitle:
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Author:
Inslee, Jay
Author:
Hendricks, Bracken
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Power Resources - Alternative & Renewable
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Energy policy -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20090813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photos, figures, notes, index
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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