Thoughts on Energy

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

The pattern of preferences for using energy efficiency to decrease demand and [renewable energy sources] to supply energy has been consistent in the poll data for 18 years. This is one of the strongest patterns identified in the entire data set on energy and the environment.
-Dr. Barbara Farhar of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, quoted by Thomas O. Gray in "Views On The Environment: Clean And Green" American Wind Energy Association  

The word "energy" incidentally equates with the Greek word for "challenge." I think there is much to learn in thinking of our federal energy problem in that light. Further, it is important for us to think of energy in terms of a gift of life.
-Thomas Carr, testimony to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee,  September 1974  

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
-Pierre Tielhard de Chardin (1881-1955)  
thanks to the University of St. Thomas - energy quotes  

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