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Oct. 30, 2007

Congressman will read Nov. 12 from his book on a clean energy future

Jay Inslee, a congressman from Washington state, will discuss his new book,  "Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Listen live via the Writing University Web site at http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu. The free event will also be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910.

Hour-long Iowa Public Radio "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls.

Inslee traveled the country talking to scientists and engineers who are working with new power sources that promise safer, cleaner energy for the future.

Helen Thomas of Hearst Newspapers wrote, "'Apollo's Fire' is a brilliant, inspiring book on the need to set goals and find future solutions to achieve clean, efficient energy. It is beautifully written, exciting, and hopeful. It's a must read for every American who wants to save the planet."

And Robert Redford commented, "For those of you who want to move beyond the doom and gloom of the global warming dialogue, 'Apollo's Fire' fits the bill. Set in a frame of optimism and urgency, this book thinks big and shows that innovation, curiosity, and imagination already are driving the beginnings of an Apollo-like leap toward necessary solutions. The author's sweeping and attainable vision for America's energy independence shows we can once again reach for higher goals and succeed."

Inslee, a Democrat, represents the first district in Washington, in the Seattle area. He is a recognized leader in Congress on energy issues and is the prime sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, a comprehensive plan to build a clean energy economy in America. Inslee was elected in 1998 and serves on the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was recently named by Nancy Pelosi to the new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681, paul@prairielights.com; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073 (office), 319-430-1013 (cell), winston-barclay@uiowa.edu