Apollo Alliance

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Apollo Alliance
Motto Clean Energy, Good Jobs
Formation 2001
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA
Co-Founders Joel Rogers, Ed Murphy
Exec. Dir. Cathy Calfo
Website apolloalliance.org

The Apollo Alliance is a project organized by the Institute for America's Future and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The Alliance is a project of the Tides Center.[1][2]

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.

The Alliance's current Chair is former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides, who is currently the Chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader (2007-present) from Nevada, credited the Apollo Alliance with helping to create the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the stimulus bill): “This legislation is the first step in building a clean energy economy that creates jobs and moves us closer to solving our enormous energy and environmental challenges,” he said. “We’ve talked about moving forward on these ideas for decades. The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them.”[3][4]

Organization[edit]

Founders[edit]

The founding board members of the Apollo Alliance are:

Chairman[edit]

The Alliance's current Chair is former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides, who is currently the Chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

National Steering Committee[edit]

Goals[edit]

The stated goals of the Apollo Alliance are:

  1. Promote advanced technology and hybrid electric cars.
  2. Invest in more efficient factories.
  3. Encourage high performance building.
  4. Increase use of energy efficient appliances.
  5. Modernize electrical infrastructure (smart grid).
  6. Expand renewable energy development.
  7. Improve transportation options.
  8. Reinvest in smart urban growth.
  9. Plan for a hydrogen future.
  10. Preserve regulatory protections.

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