"I am a conservative Republican...I do not believe in wasting things...I do not believe in wasting natural resources or any resources that we might have." - attorney Robert Barlow interviewed on the 2006 HBO documentary "Too Hot to Handle."
"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & health, and stabilize climate." - physicist Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.
With "Cradle to Cradle" design, every waste product is raw material for the next process.
"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful." — Wal Mart President & CEO Mike Duke
The U.S. is sitting on a vast, untapped reserve of cheap, clean energy: the energy lost every day to leakage, outdated infrastructure and old habits. We are the Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.
Future generations "will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." —Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Director of Energy and Sustainability.
‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that strongly enough.’ – John Kerry, Secretary of State.
Fossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben
There's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bullets -- "silver buckshot" -- which together can pack the same wallop and get the job done.
Variation for hunters: Think buckshot, rather than a single 30-aught-six slug.
The task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by incorporating a meatless meal into your weekly schedule.
'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of civil & environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere and Energy Program.