Top 155 Renewable Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Renewable Quotes from famous people such as David Suzuki, T. Boone Pickens, Deb Haaland, Piyush Goyal, Michael Shellenberger, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are fini

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
David Suzuki
It’s important to understand that oil and renewables do different things. Wind and solar are for power generation, so they don’t replace oil. About 70% of all oil produced is used for transportation fuel. Renewables are good projects, but they don’t get us off of foreign oil.
T. Boone Pickens
There is no justifiable reason why our electricity, heating and cooling and transportation needs aren’t powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Deb Haaland
I can’t inject renewables into a grid that doesn’t have base load.
Piyush Goyal
Solar and wind advocates say cheaper solar panels and wind turbines will make the future growth in renewables cheaper than past growth but there are reasons to believe the opposite will be the case.
Michael Shellenberger
Promoting the use of sustainable and renewable rainforest products can help to stop rainforest devastation. The rainforests are much more valuable alive than cut or burned, providing a steady supply of medicinal plants, fruits, nuts and oils.
Chris Kilham
Alongside energy efficiency, renewables and abatement, I believe safe nuclear power, with manageable waste, can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as long as it is cost competitive with other low carbon generation.
Ed Davey
As each country looks to meet their emissions reduction, energy efficiency, or renewable energy goals, they will look to cities as places where transformational change can make the most difference.
Patricia Espinosa
We need a federal jobs guarantee that puts everyone to work toward a green, clean renewable energy economy.
Jamaal Bowman
So much of what we do addresses the issues that are associated with climate change, whether it’s working to reduce emissions, whether it’s working to nail down our renewables, whether it’s ensuring great efficiency in accessing all of our energy sources.
Lisa Murkowski
Renewables require the use of vastly more land, longer and less-utilized transmission lines, and large amounts of storage whether from lithium batteries, new dams, compressed air caverns.
Michael Shellenberger
As Speaker, I passed Maine’s most aggressive carbon emission reduction and renewable energy standards, and in the Senate, I will prioritize moving toward a completely clean and renewable energy system.
Sara Gideon
China has adopted and is implementing its national climate change program. This includes mandatory national targets for reducing energy intensity and discharge of major pollutants and increasing forest coverage and the share of renewable energy for the period of 2005 through 2010.
Hu Jintao
Renewable energy is essential to the future of South Jersey’s economy and vital to protecting our environment.
Jeff Van Drew
People worry that gas prices are high and how they are affecting their pocket book. But they want to know about renewable energy. People are really starting to question things, and that’s made people look to the future in a positive way.
Michael Franti
If people don’t invest into new manufacturing, renewable energy, new health-care technology – these are our revenues and our bookings.
Joe Kaeser
As the president of a cutting-edge research and development firm, I deal with the development of solutions to long-term national security and renewable energy problems every day and will bring this same perspective to Congress.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
China is eating our lunch with regard to renewable energy.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
Energy is our largest business in India but still has huge room to grow in new areas like renewables and distributed energy – as well as traditional gas and steam turbines and services.
John L. Flannery
Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.
Frances Beinecke
First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.
Mitt Romney
As Governor of Colorado, I will continue to transition our state away from fossil fuels to more clean, renewable sources of energy.
Cary Kennedy
Mexico holds the fifth-largest shale gas reserve in the world, in addition to large deep-water oil reserves and a tremendous potential in renewable energy.
Enrique Pena Nieto
Hydropower is a clean and renewable energy source that provides affordable power throughout the country.
Seth Moulton
Our planet’s greener future depends on nurturing our natural and abundant renewable resources.
Tulsi Tanti
It is important that we are looking at renewable resources and growing businesses based on them.
Jeff Van Drew
People should have values, so by extension, a company should. And one of the things you do is give back. So how do you give back? We give back through our work in the environment, in running the company on renewable energy. We give back in job creation.
Tim Cook
The notion that moving toward renewable energy will kill jobs is an absurdity on its face. The notion that we have to live smaller lifestyles; not have the American way of life or give up the American Dream is just ridiculous. It is the opposite of the case; a new energy paradigm will create opportunity.
Marshall Herskovitz
Look, natural gas, just like oil, is going to eventually go away. It’s not renewable.
Ed Rendell
The renewable industry claims technical innovations will improve solar and wind – but in reality nothing can change the lower power density of sunlight and wind.
Michael Shellenberger
Energy consumption has to be managed by an intelligent grid when it comes to highly populated areas. Smart-grid technologies allow for the integration of renewable energy into the grid as well as energy from distributed sources.
Joe Kaeser
We must transition away from the dirtiest fossil fuels

We must transition away from the dirtiest fossil fuels toward renewable sources of energy for the sake of our economy and our planet.
Ted Wheeler
The world is moving towards renewable green energy, and electric transportation is a big part of that.
Ray J
The more we focus on using renewable fuels, the less we are dependent upon foreign oil.
John M. McHugh
As we look ahead, we see increasing opportunities for Duke in natural gas – not just for producing electricity, but in providing gas for our customers. We have been investing in renewables as well throughout the U.S.
Lynn Good
Renewables is part of social responsibility, but the information revolution is the only main thing I am interested in.
Masayoshi Son
The second thing is, if you want to do something about global warming, you have to think much more long-term. There is something wrong with saying we should start using renewables now, while they are still incredibly expensive.
Bjorn Lomborg
I think what we all have to do is make this big leap towards renewables. And it has to be a solution where you’re actually building the answer; and it has to be built faster than the natural gas industry can build their answer.
Josh Fox
We’ve offered direct financial support for a range of renewable energy sources, whether it be large-scale solar, whether it be geothermal, whether it be wave power or wind power.
Denis Napthine
Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.
Mitt Romney
I am not going to give up on renewable energy.
Ed Davey
I’ve been told that I have a lot of energy. The secret is that I use renewable resources. Some days I’m solar powered. Some days I’m wind powered. And some people in this room might think I’m hybrid gas-powered. You’ll just have to guess which it is today.
Bill Richardson
When it comes to renewable energy, there’s no reason America should settle for second best.
Martin Heinrich
As governor, I’ll work to make New Mexico a national leader in clean energy by moving to renewable energies such as solar and wind and through innovative, smart policy and practices such as methane mitigation.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Although it was created with the best of intentions, the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has become one of the worst and most costly boondoggles ever foisted on the American public.
Bob Beauprez
There’s a limit to how much you can deploy renewables, like wind or solar. People will talk about getting up to 30 percent of America’s power from renewables, but you can’t get to 100 percent because of their unreliability.
Nathan Myhrvold
I was employed at the Solar Energy Research Institute in the late ’70s when Carter was president, and as a country, we had a goal of renewable energy development.
Frances Arnold
I have been working for years to promote a responsible energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources.
Lois Capps
Renewable energy is a clear winner when it comes to boosting the economy and creating jobs.
Tom Steyer
If you have a carbon cap and trade system, there’d be an agreed-to limit the amount of carbon we emit. That changes the economic picture for fossil technologies and for the renewable technologies. It makes the renewable technologies more attractive and the fossils less attractive.
Vinod Khosla
If there was ever a state that can transition to renewables and then get it on the market, it’s us.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Moving to 100 percent renewable energy is a good economic opportunity, one that the U.S. must seize before other nations take full advantage of it.
Deb Haaland
My beef with the alt-fuel people is not the renewable or alt-fuel ideas themselves. Sooner or later, there’s no question we’re going to have to rely on them. For me, it’s an issue of scale.
James Howard Kunstler