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Top 10 Energy Conservation Quotes

Have you ever heard the saying “a dollar saved is a dollar earned”? Well, the same principle applies to the energy that you use throughout your day and lifetime. Every bit of energy (electricity or heat) that you do not use, allows for that same amount to be conserved for another person on the planet. 

If you grew up being scolded for leaving the lights on around the house, chances are that you practice a few energy conservation techniques in your day-to-day life. While conserving energy helps reduce your power bill, it will also help lower your carbon footprint when using fossil fuel resources. 

With the impending consequences of global warming, energy conservation has become more important than ever on an individual, community, and global level. 

Before you switch to renewable energy, it is best to identify ways in which you can conserve energy. If saving money and the planet isn’t enough motivation for you… here are 10 quotes from highly influential people that help make the case for energy conservation. 

1. Mahatma Gandhi

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."

2. Jimmy Carter

"Every act of energy conservation... is more than just common sense: I tell you it is an act of patriotism."  

3. Mary Robinson

"We must encourage energy conservation and sustainable development. Young people are the ones who are most environmentally conscious in Ireland so that to some extent they are educating their parents. They are tackling issues of waste disposal and so on. The schools help because they put a lot of stress on environmental awareness."

4. Bill Clinton

What we should be doing [in the United States] is accelerating every year our efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, have a cleaner energy future, have much more energy conservation. And this won't hurt anybody. This will create a new economy for America if we've got the discipline to do it.

5. Amory Lovins

“We'd find more energy in the attics of American homes (through energy conservation measures) than in all the oil buried in Alaska.”

6. Tom Allen

“Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.”

7. Ron Lewis

“By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased domestic production of oil and gas, we can build a more secure future for our country.” 

8. John James Audubon

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

9. Stephen Chu

“If I were emperor of the world, I would put the pedal to the floor on energy efficiency and conservation for the next decade.”

10. Paul Gilmore 

“We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability.”

Any questions?  We hope that we have made it quite clear that energy conservation is just as large of a part of the green energy revolution as renewable resources. By conserving first and then finding opportunities for energy efficiencies and sustainable production, we can help create a better future for the next generation. 

Still hungry for more quotes? Check out our top ten quotes about windmills.

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