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Tennessee and the Apollo Alliance December 4-5, 2009 . Who is the Apollo Alliance?. Broad and Diverse Coalition Reframe the Debate Local Apollo Alliance Affiliates Strong Message and Long Vision Good Jobs & Economic Development. Why Do We Call it Apollo ?.

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who is the apollo alliance
Who is the Apollo Alliance?
  • Broad and Diverse Coalition
  • Reframe the Debate
  • Local Apollo Alliance Affiliates
  • Strong Message and Long Vision
  • Good Jobs & Economic Development
why do we call it apollo
Why Do We Call it Apollo?

In 1961, President Kennedy challenged Americans to pursue a goal that seemed beyond our reach: to land a man on the moon within the decade.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win...”

the new apollo program
The New Apollo Program
  • Rebuild America Clean and Green
  • Make It In America
  • Restore America’s Technological Leadership
  • Tap the Productivity of the American People
  • Reinvest in America


Jobs in Solar

Jobs created per 1 MW PV power: 69,650 hours of labor, or about 35.5 years.

Major jobs include:

  • Module assembly (20,950 hours)
  • System integration (11,750 hours)
  • Installation (10,500 hours)
    • Roofers, electricians, sheet-metal workers
  • O&M (5000 hours)
  • (Potential for in-state manufacturing)
energy efficiency jobs
Energy Efficiency Jobs
  • More jobs for factory workers, builders, and operation and maintenance personnel
  • Efficiency creates 21.5 jobs for every $1 million investment
  • Natural gas produces 11.5 jobs for every $1 million investment
high skilled high quality jobs
High Skilled - High Quality Jobs
  • Need well trained workers to ensure success of new technology.
  • Workforce development programs can provide opportunities for those left out of other economic booms:
    • Low-income
    • Unemployed, Underemployed
    • People with barriers to employment, like history of incarceration

Apollo in 2010

  • Manufacturing
  • Cities
  • Local Apollo Innovation


  • IMPACT Act
    • $30 Billion to States for Revolving Loans for Retooling Factories
    • Double Funding for Manufacturing Extension Partnerships
  • Transportation Bill
  • State and Local Efforts


Green Futures


Green Jobs Corps

Weatherization Funding


Local Apollo Alliances

Seventeen Local Apollo Alliances

--Missouri, Indiana, California, Ohio, San Diego, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Hawaii, New York State, Colorado, Los Angeles, Western New York, Oakland, Massachusetts, and New York City.

--Next Stop…our Southern States!

“On the Ground” Green Jobs

real life examples
Missouri’s Green Schools Retrofit Program—transforming to community hire & economic development

Oregon’sHB2626— Taking Energy Efficiency to Scale: with equity and quality

Oakland’s Green Jobs Corps— pathways out of poverty.

Massachusetts—Equity in Utilities Energy Efficiency Programs

New York State’s Reindustrialization Conference— Clean Energy Investments as Factory Spark

Los Angeles’ Green Jobs Retrofit Ordinance— Jobs & Community

Real Life Examples