In , President John F. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. 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. 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.
Apollo's Fire is as characteristically rational and up front. It has a message of hope, not futility. 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. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Apollo's Fire by Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks is an optimistic look at ways to reduce greenhouse gases. It discusses technologies and the individuals and businesses who are working to make them economically viable. Although it was copyrighted in , all of the businesses that were listed are still operating and growing.
It even looks like the President will take executive action to force coal fired plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Then Representative Inslee stated either regulations or taxes on carbon emissions were needed to make carbon sequestration attractive to the industry. If you're looking for an overview of the possibilities, this is worth looking over.
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Gov. Inslee's understanding of clean energy as it relates to the economy.
He and his co-author discuss how clean energy can be used to improve both the environment and the economy. Jay Inslee, Washington State's new governor, teamed with Bracken Hendricks to write this earnest plea for leadership in moving America towards a clean energy future. Now that he's governor, Inslee will be able to put his words into actions, leveraging the State's high technology corridor, and the considerable science and technology capabilities of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Eastern Washington State.
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Filled with technical descriptions, examples, and anecdotal information, Inslee and Hendricks have provided both an informative and a very readable book. Congressman Jay Inslee puts forth his view toward a solution to fuel prices and climate change. The field is rather crowded right now for books on this topic. Inslee approaches the angle of the economy and jobs more fully than his competitors. He remains more neutral on hydrogen, nuclear, and clean coal, while encouraging wind, solar, and tidal energy. Inslee puts forth Ten Energy Enlightenments.
Opportunity Is Best Found in Crisis 2. We Must Reject the Tyranny of the Present 4. There Are No Silver Bullets 5. Everybody Needs to Get on the Bus 6. Failure Is an Option 8. Prejudices Are Best Left at the Door 9.
As a nation it seems that fear of risk in the short-term is setting America up for absolute failure in the long-term. Like Apollo 13, failure is a necessary part of exploration. Inslee sizes up energy situation and climate change well, and does thorough descriptions of energy alternatives - solar, wind, biofuels, clean coal, nuclear, tidal. His description of the "Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse" is memorable. Inertia - ideas can represent change in investments, policies and behavior.
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Inertia wears down efforts to change the status quo. Miasma of ideology - issues are viewed through an ideological prism rather than a scientific, pragmatic one. Fear - we cannot adopt policies that can succeed. I would add one more. Once ideas sit for too long the media will migrate back to other things, such as Britney, Paris or Lindsay.
It is within our grasp today. American waste twice as much energy as Europeans to achieve the same lifestyle and per-capita GDP. Fixing much of this is trivial: And I saved myself money. Rather it is common sense -- something that has been conspicuously absent from American Politics for the last 30 years! This book was impossible to read without writing notes with a red pen in the margins. It's a compilation of oxymorons, contradictions, omissions of fact, and glowing praise of business which have since failed.
Inslee describes a meeting with VP Dick Cheney, who responds to Inslee's promo for clean energy by telling Inslee, "You just don't understand economics. However, this shouldn't be surprising to readers given that co-author Hendricks belongs to Socialist organizations Center for American Progress and Apollo Alliance. Here are some examples from the book: What they fail to disclose is that the average size of a Japanese home is half that of the US, and use fewer and smaller appliances than Americans. And goes on to describe all the job growth created by other companies who have now laid off substantial numbers of employees.
In summary, the book is an egregious example of Socialist propaganda, devoid of intellectual honesty, and a mental substitute for epicac. See all 13 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on September 19, Published on December 9, Published on August 30, Published on February 28, Published on January 9,