The next Apollo mission

The top executive with a major U.S. electricity provider on Thursday compared the challenge of significantly slashing carbon emissions from utility companies to President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 goal of putting a man on the moon.
David Crane, president and CEO of NRG Energy, said it may still be 15 years before the industry has the technology to capture and sequester carbon emitted during electricity production. But he reminded reporters that Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon eight years after Kennedy issued his space challenge.
“I’m not ready to say it can’t be accelerated,” Crane told reporters during a press conference following his prepared remarks at CERA Week.