Quotable Quotes

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy--sun, wind and tide. I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."

Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Abraham Lincoln
"Of all the forces of nature, I should think the wind contains the largest amount of motive power—that is, power to move things. Take any given space of the earth's surface— for instance, Illinois; and all the power exerted by all the men, and beasts, and running-water, and steam, over and upon it, shall not equal the one hundredth part of what is exerted by the blowing of the wind over and upon the same space. And yet it has not, so far in the world's history, become proportionably valuable as a motive power. It is applied extensively, and advantageously, to sail-vessels in navigation. Add to this a few windmills, and pumps, and you have about all. ... As yet, the wind is an untamed, and unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of it."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) - Lecture 'Discoveries and Inventions', (1860)

The 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis — the American Civil War — preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic and financial modernization


"We really only need one power plant to supply us. It needs to have good distribution over most of the populated areas and easily available to anyone. It should be a proven design with no maintenance required and last a very long time without any upgrades or modifications. There should be no waste to deal with and be inaccessible to terrorists for their use.

Such a power plant already exists. It is 93,000,000 miles away but, oh, so easy to hook up to..."



"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."

Ralph Nader (1934 - ), Loose Talk

Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States. He is also an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.


"Global wind power capacity increased almost 26 percent in 2006, exceeding 74,200 megawatts by years end. Global investment in wind power was roughly $22 billion in 2006, and in Europe and North America, the power industry added more capacity in wind than it did in coal and nuclear combined. The global market for wind equipment has risen 74 percent in the past two years, leading to long backorders for wind turbine equipment in much of the world."

"2006 Wind Installations Offset More Than 40 Million Tons of CO2," Worldwatch Institute, 25 Jul 2007

The Worldwatch Institute is a globally focused environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. Worldwatch was named as one of the top ten sustainable development research organizations by Globescan Survey of Sustainability Experts.


"Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun."

Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), 22 August 1921

American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

"The natural world around us shows the way to relief. All of life is maintained by the sun, by the air, by water, by the earth and its resources. And to whom was the sun given? To everyone. If there is any one thing that people do have in common, it is the gift of sunlight. But as the early Christians said, "If the sun were not hung so high, someone would have claimed it long ago."

Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935), Lecture, Vienna, Nov 1929

A Christian German writer, philosopher, and theologian. Arnold was a sought-after speaker in early 20th century Germany.

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy...If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."

Sir George Porter (1920-2002), quoted in The Observer, 26 Aug 73

A British Chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967. 

"We need to push ourselves to make as many reductions as possible in our own energy use first.. and that takes time. But we must do this quickly.. the climate will not wait for us."

Rupert Murdoch (1931 - )

An Australian American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate.

"Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels."

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

An inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor.

"Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power."

Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) , televised speech, Apr. 18, 1977

An American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

"The use of solar energy offers huge potential for natural resource and climate protection, and for the expansion of renewable energies on the road to a future-oriented energy supply."

Margareta Wolf (1957 - ), speech, Jun. 20, 2004

Margareta Wolf is a German Politician
Samuel Bodman
"As the technology for solar cells gets better and better, this form of clean, renewable energy will find more applications that take up less space and produce more electricity, to meet the energy needs of our homes, schools and businesses."

Samuel Bodman (1938 - ), speech, July 14, 2005

Was a United States Secretary of Energy and was previously Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department.
"I think we need to take positive steps toward space solar-power systems. We need to move in a step-by-step manner. It's a real possibility to have a great new energy source for mankind."

Dana Rohrabacher,, Mar. 5, 2001

The U.S. Representative for California's 46th congressional district. Rohrabacher was chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics from 1997 to January 2005.

"The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains, Long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" 

Benjamin Franklin


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