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“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

Blaise Pascal

1931: “I’d put my money on sun and solar energy…”

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“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 Alva Edison talking to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone in 1931

What a great insight 70 years ago. What have we done with this so far?

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