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BCCC: Jay Inslee and Daniel Kammen
by Backbone Campaign This Monday we welcome Congressman Jay Inslee and Professor Daniel Kammen, both nominees for Progressive Secretary of Energy on the Backbone Cabinet and two of the most articulate voices for "a moonshot for energy independence and good jobs" through the New Apollo Alliance. Jay sponsored H.R. 2828 "To ensure that the United States leads the world in developing and manufacturing next generation energy technologies, to grow the economy of the United States, to create new highly trained, highly skilled American jobs, to eliminate American overdependence on foreign oil, and to address the threat of global warming."
"This clean-energy vision, called the New Apollo Energy Act, is based on optimism rather than self-doubt, on new technologies rather than archaic methods, and on faith in Americans' innovative talent rather than capitulation to narrow special interests. "
--Rep. Jay Inslee, Originally published in Grist Magazine, 18 May 2005
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG) , Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy and is Professor of Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley . He is also the founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). Professor Kammen recently testified before the House Science Committee, presenting a proposal for a ten fold increaseￃﾃￂﾽ in research spending. Professor Kammen was one of our first guests and we are happy to welcome back for another Conversations with the Cabinet. (Click here to access that and other past Conversations.) Created on 2008-02-12 00:00:00