Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy (Hardback)
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Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 19/10/2007
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In 1961, President John F Kennedy ignited America's 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 world's most powerful rockets, its most advanced computers, and its most sophisticated life support systems is ready to create the world's 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 US 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.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597261753
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 706 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
0;"Apollo7;s Fire" is a brilliant, inspiring book on the need to set goals and find future solutions to achieve clean, efficient energy. It is beautifully written, exciting, and hopeful. It7;s a must read for every American who wants to save the planet.1;
-- Helen Thomas "Hearst Newspapers columnist"
0;For those of you who want to move beyond the doom and gloom of the global warming dialogue, "Apollo7;s Fire" fits the bill. Set in a frame of optimism and urgency, this book thinks big and shows that innovation, curiosity, and imagination already are driving the beginnings of an Apollo-like leap toward necessary solutions. The authors7; sweeping and attainable vision for America7;s energy independence shows we can once again reach for higher goals and succeed.1;
-- Robert Redford "actor and director"
"At Virgin, we know you don''t get anywhere without vision. Here in "Apollo''s Fire" is the compelling, bold vision in energy the world needs to beat global warming."

--Sir Richard Branson "founder and chairman of the Virgin Group "
""Apollo''s Fire" is a breath of fresh air and optimism about how America''s ingenuity and enterprise can stop climate change. Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks provide a rousing call for all of us to protect the environment by using the inspiring stories of people around the country who already are."



--Donna Brazile "political strategist and analyst "
"Apollo's Fire gets the situation almost exactly right."--Bill McKibben "SEED Magazine "
"Their vision is true to America's competitive spirit It is innovation for the improvement of humanity. It is science as stewardship. This is our errand into the wilderness, and it is our obligation to our children and to the global community. Apollo's Fire calls us to our destiny."--President Bill Clinton "in his forward to Apollo's Fire ""
"Apollo's Fire is a breath of fresh air and optimism about how America's ingenuity and enterprise can stop climate change. Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks provide a rousing call for all of us to protect the environment by using the inspiring stories of people around the country who already are."--Donna Brazile "political strategist and analyst "
"At Virgin, we know you don't get anywhere without vision. Here in Apollo's Fire is the compelling, bold vision in energy the world needs to beat global warming."--Sir Richard Branson "founder and chairman of the Virgin Group "
"For those of you who want to move beyond the doom and gloom of the global warming dialogue, Apollo's Fire fits the bill. Set in a frame of optimism and urgency, this book thinks big and shows that innovation, curiosity, and imagination already are driving the beginnings of an Apollo-like leap toward necessary solutions. The authors' sweeping and attainable vision for America's energy independence shows we can once again reach for higher goals and succeed."--Robert Redford "actor and director "
"Apollo's Fire is a brilliant, inspiring book on the need to set goals and find future solutions to achieve clean, efficient energy. It is beautifully written, exciting, and hopeful. It's a must read for every American who wants to save the planet."--Helen Thomas "Hearst Newspapers columnist "
-Apollo's Fire gets the situation almost exactly right.---Bill McKibben -SEED Magazine -
-Their vision is true to America's competitive spirit ... It is innovation for the improvement of humanity. It is science as stewardship. This is our errand into the wilderness, and it is our obligation to our children and to the global community. Apollo's Fire calls us to our destiny.---President Bill Clinton, in his foreword to -Apollo's Fire-
-Apollo's Fire is a breath of fresh air and optimism about how America's ingenuity and enterprise can stop climate change. Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks provide a rousing call for all of us to protect the environment by using the inspiring stories of people around the country who already are.---Donna Brazile -political strategist and analyst -
-At Virgin, we know you don't get anywhere without vision. Here in Apollo's Fire is the compelling, bold vision in energy the world needs to beat global warming.---Sir Richard Branson -founder and chairman of the Virgin Group -
-For those of you who want to move beyond the doom and gloom of the global warming dialogue, Apollo's Fire fits the bill. Set in a frame of optimism and urgency, this book thinks big and shows that innovation, curiosity, and imagination already are driving the beginnings of an Apollo-like leap toward necessary solutions. The authors' sweeping and attainable vision for America's energy independence shows we can once again reach for higher goals and succeed.---Robert Redford -actor and director -
-Apollo's Fire is a brilliant, inspiring book on the need to set goals and find future solutions to achieve clean, efficient energy. It is beautifully written, exciting, and hopeful. It's a must read for every American who wants to save the planet.---Helen Thomas -Hearst Newspapers columnist -

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