Thomas Edison: I'd put my money on solar energy Featured
notes: Oh, how disappointed Thomas Edison would have been had he known how slow we would be to expoit this amazing resource.
full quote: "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."
Source: Quote from Thomas Edison (1847–1931) in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931); as quoted in Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel & Charles Lindbergh (1987) by James Newton, p. 31
October 23, 2011