Top 40 Power Plants Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Power Plants Quotes from famous people such as Nancy Gibbs, Thomas P.M. Barnett, Charles Duhigg, Gray Davis, Wilson Greatbatch, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Accidents at power plants are bad enough. But a leak fr

Accidents at power plants are bad enough. But a leak from a bioreactor could be worse, since bacteria can learn new tricks when you’re not looking.
Nancy Gibbs
Homeland defense doesn’t generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Way back in 2000, the EPA was poised, and, in fact, had drafted a rule, to specially regulate pollution – water pollution and other types of pollution – from power plants, but the energy industry pushed back pretty significantly.
Charles Duhigg
Why? Because we’re very well down this process as it is – flawed as it is – and we’re counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power.
Gray Davis
Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants.
Wilson Greatbatch
If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I’m not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
Donna Reed
Nuclear power plants must be prepared to withstand everything from earthquakes to tsunamis, from fires to floods to acts of terrorism.
Ban Ki-moon
Nuclear power plants built in the areas usually thought of as earthquake zones, such as the California coastline, have a surprisingly low risk of damage from those earthquakes. Why? They built anticipating a major quake.
Bill Dedman
A major attack on our cyber systems could shut down our critical infrastructure – financial systems, communications systems, electric grids, power plants, water treatment centers, transportation systems and refineries – that allows us to run our economy and protect the safety of Americans.
Dan Coats
The waste from power plants is essentially what is left over when you burn coal. And as we all know, coal is a relatively dirty mineral.
Charles Duhigg
The legal fight over climate change begins in the United States with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977. Under the Act, the E.P.A. is required to publish a list of ‘stationary sources’ of air pollution, of which the most important are power plants.
Charles C. Mann
Power plants are an infrastructure backbone that I want to be seriously involved in; this is because the country is rapidly developing and has high demand for electricity.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
The central government wants to increase the number of nuclear power plants but we believe nuclear plants have their inherent problems.
Park Won-soon
Building power plants would do more to lift people out of poverty than the Green Climate Fund ever will.
John Barrasso
The EPA issued the MATS rule in 2012, and it is the first national standard created to address power plant emissions of toxic air pollutants. Under MATS, power plants are required to install equipment to reduce emissions of specific pollutants, such as mercury and sulfur dioxide.
Seth Moulton
While many technological measures can be taken to secure safety at nuclear power plants, such measures on their own cannot cover great risks.
Naoto Kan
We’ve sued out-of-state power plants that are polluting our air and led a coalition of attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Massachusetts against efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove critical environmental regulations that protect New York communities from toxic pollution.
Eric Schneiderman
Many of the original New Deal programs required heavy manual labor. WPA workers built hundreds of schools, health clinics, roads, park facilities, and community centers. Much of what we now call our ‘infrastructure’ – highways, buildings, power plants, etc. – is here thanks to thousands of WPA workers.
Kathi Appelt
The U.S. limits mercury, arsenic, and soot from power plants. Yet, astonishingly, there are no national limits on how much carbon pollution these plants can dump into our atmosphere.
Frances Beinecke
Humanity has nearly suffocated the globe with carbon dioxide, yet nuclear power plants that produce no such emissions are so mired in objections and obstruction that, despite renewed interest on every continent, it is unlikely another will be built in the United States.
Michael Specter
We anticipate countries increasing their spending on infrastructure like railways, airports, power plants and ports. Our heavy forging plant has the capacity to cater to each of these segments.
Baba Kalyani
When you look at the number of nuclear power plants in China and India, we can’t afford not to pursue similar alternative energy sources. If we do not, it would do immense harm to the manufacturing industry in the Midwest.
Bob Latta
Many coal-fired power plants are being decommissioned or switched over to natural gas, but that takes a long time.
Porter Stansberry
Seoul citizens are becoming the owners of solar power plants by directly participating in solar generation through installation of mini solar photovoltaic, energy cooperative activities, or raising solar funds.
Park Won-soon
The fact that this is what John McCain is suggesting – more offshore drilling and more nuclear power plants? I don’t think so. Not even close. Not even in the ballpark of what we need.
Laurie David
Large conventional power plants will continue to be built, but their significance for energy supply is diminishing.
Joe Kaeser
So it was flawed in that it didn’t require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market.
Gray Davis
Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities.
Majora Carter
The problems in California have been that it’s been very difficult to site and build new power plants.
Kenneth Lay
Here at this site, Solyndra expects to make enough solar panels each year to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. And over the lifetime of this expanded facility, that could be like replacing as many as eight coal-fired power plants.
Barack Obama
I think we should stop using nuclear power plants because it’s an old system that we can’t control.
Hayao Miyazaki
We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are

We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered.
Gale Norton
Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
Tom Allen
Brazil is strewn with ruins of projects – refineries, power plants – begun but never finished. Most of this investment never landed in places or industries that really meshed with the trajectory of the global economy. This wasn’t state-of-the art industrial policy. The projects seemed curiously nostalgic.
Franklin Foer
Government attempts to ban fracking should be aborted. The government should lift the burdensome regulations that have made the construction of nuclear power plants excessively expensive, thereby freeing up even more natural gas for direct use or for methanol manufacture.
Robert Zubrin
The fact that companies are getting into building power plants that collect their own CO2 on-site shows there’s some leadership in that industry. Some industries have seen the writing on the wall: that carbon will have to be managed.
Klaus Lackner
I believe we should be investing in the potential of nuclear technology based on thorium, to end the use of plutonium and lead to much safer nuclear power plants, less toxic nuclear waste, and less opportunities for nuclear weapons proliferation.
Joe Sestak
Americans trash the planet not because we’re evil, but because the industrial systems we’ve devised leave no other choice. Our ranch houses and high-rises, factories and farms, freeways and power plants were conceived before we had a clue how the planet works.
Alex Steffen
The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.
James Hansen
Placing limits on carbon pollution from power plants is about ensuring that we have clean air to breathe and communities that are safe to live in. Carbon pollution limits are about defending families who have borne the heaviest burden of the main pollutant that is driving climate change.
Donna Brazile