"Famed inventor Thomas Edison brought us electric lights, phonographs, movies and even the first research and development laboratory.
But in 1931, he also was one of the first promoters of renewable energy - especially solar. That year, he described our approach to energy to two industry magnates of the day: Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
He told them, "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."
Via Watch and Think, The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California, DebbyBruck