Last updated on: 2/13/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Apollo Alliance Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We also must look forward to developing the next generation of efficient, sustainable, renewable fuels. A shift to home grown, advanced biofuels could slash the country‚Äôs oil trade deficit ($29.3 billion in April 2008 alone, and rising), create competition and lower prices at the fuel pump, and reduce carbon emissions from our cars and trucks. Cellulosic ethanol, a biofuel derived from non-food perennial crops like switchgrass, and advanced biodiesel, a renewable fuel for diesel engines produced from sustainable sources of fats and oils such as algae and waste materials, have the potential to replace 9 billion gallons of transportation fuels by 2025 and upwards of 100 billion gallons – nearly one-third the total projected U.S. gasoline demand – by 2050.”

“The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” Apollo Alliance website, Sep. 2008

Description:

“The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and workers….

The Apollo Alliance was launched by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and the Institute for America’s Future in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy to unify a broad-based constituency behind a bold plan of investment in clean energy technology and sustainable infrastructure that would reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and create millions of good jobs in America’s clean energy economy.”

“Our Mission,” www.apolloalliance.org (accessed Nov. 14, 2008)

Mission:

“Inspired by the vision and technological achievements of the Apollo space program, we promote policies and initiatives to speed investment in clean energy technology and energy efficiency, put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of well-paid, green collar jobs, and make America a global leader in clean energy products and services.”

“Our Mission,” www.apolloalliance.org (accessed Nov. 14, 2008)

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  1. Will Alternative Energy Development Increase US Energy Independence and Security?