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April 16, 2013

Edison had it right on solar energy

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---- — Edison had it right on solar energy

“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 Edison, inventor (1847 to 1931).

I would hazard a guess that we all can agree that this was a man who knew what he was talking about. One of the greatest inventors of our time could see that relying on oil, coal and gas was certainly not the way to go, why can’t we? We’ve certainly been living with the problems they present for long enough. Aren’t we smart enough to leave our children a legacy of clean, affordable and renewable power, rather than the mess we are making of things now? 

Cheri Theis