The Apollo Alliance was launched in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy to catalyze a new, green industrial revolution in America, a revolution in the way our country generates and uses energy so profound that it will touch literally every quarter of American life. Harkening back to President Kennedy’s visionary call to meet the challenge of the Sputnik launch with an aggressive national commitment to landing the first man on the Moon within the decade, the Apollo Alliance spoke directly to the core values we share as Americans: our can-do spirit, our inherent optimism, and the pride we feel (or want to feel) about our country’s place in the world. The subtext was clear: we did it before, we can do it again. This is America, the richest, most technologically advanced and industrious country in the world. If anyone can do it, we can do it. And we will.
The Apollo Alliance works at the local, state and national levels to transform our nation’s approach to energy and, in so doing, to make America stronger and more secure: strategically, economically, and environmentally. Working with allies in the labor movement, the clean energy business sector, urban America, and the environmental community, Apollo builds the political support for energy investments that will provide a quadruple return to American taxpayers by: 1) reducing our dependence on foreign oil; 2) cutting carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate; 3) restoring America to its rightful place as the world’s leading innovator and developer of clean energy products and services; and 4) creating a new generation of well-paid, green-collar jobs for people across America. For more information, go to: www.apolloalliance.org.