Apollo Alliance

The Apollo Alliance is a project organized by the Institute for America's Future and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.Its goals include establishing energy independence for the United States of America, as well as developing cleaner and more efficient energy alternatives. Its allies are drawn from businesses, environmental organizations, and over 30 labor unions.

Organization

Founders

The founding board members of the Apollo Alliance are:
*Senator Maria Cantwell, US Congress (D-WA).
*Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers.
*Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., US Congress (D-IL).
*Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

National Steering Committee

*Ruben Aronin, Global Green USA
*Andrew Beebe, Energy Innovations
*Robert L. Borosage, Institute for America's Future
*Dan Carol, CTSG, Young Apollo
*Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
*Bracken Hendricks, Apollo Alliance
*Van Jones, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
*Mindy Lubber, Ceres
*Mark Ritchie, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
*Joel Rogers, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
*Marco Trbovich, United Steelworkers of America (USWA)

Goals

The stated goals of the Apollo Alliance are:
#Promote advanced technology & hybrid cars
#Invest in more efficient factories
#Encourage high-performance building
#Increase use of energy efficient appliances
#Modernize electrical infrastructure
#Expand renewable energy development
#Improve transportation options
#Reinvest in smart urban growth
#Plan for a hydrogen future
#Preserve regulatory protections

ee also

*Energy
*North American energy independence
*Energy conservation
*Renewable energy
*Fossil fuel
*Energy development

External links

* [http://www.apolloalliance.org Apollo Alliance]
* [http://www.ourfuture.org/institute/ Institute for America's Future]
* [http://www.cows.org/ Center on Wisconsin Strategy]
* [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060731/hertsgaard Green Grows Grassroots] (July 13, 2006) by Mark Hertsgaard for "The Nation"
* [http://www.calcars.org/books.html#af "Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy"] by Rep. Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks


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