Wind Power Quotes: 16 Inspiring Picks

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Have you been looking for a bumper list of wind power quotes that’ll inspire you to engage more with renewable energy? From political figures to famous physicists, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of quotes to have you counting down to Global Wind Day!

The UK has come a long way when it comes to wind power. Back in 1980, the fuel mix favoured gas, solid fuels, and petroleum with respective percentages of 20%, 36%, and 37%. By 2011, cleaner energy had begun to make a relative mark with around 9.4% of all energy being attributed to renewable sources.

If that sounds relatively impressive, just hold on to your hats.

In 2022, a remarkable 40% of electricity came from renewables, with wind accounting for 26.8% of all energy in the UK. That’s second only to gas, which is seriously impressive considering the UK’s previous reliance on international fossil fuels. And it’s easy to see why the UK’s use of wind power has climbed significantly over the years.

With favourable wind speeds in several areas around the country (especially Scotland), developers and landowners are starting to see wind as a hugely profitable venture. Plus, if we consider the UK’s net-zero targets that the government are attempting to hit by 2050? Well, it’s clear that we’ll need to increase our use of renewables even further.

So, if you’re interested in hosting a renewable energy project, you may want to find a few wind power quotes to inspire you.

Now let’s get right to it!

Best Wind Power Quotes

01

Ed Begley, Jr.

“The two most abundant forms of power on earth are solar and wind, and they’re getting cheaper and cheaper.”

02

 Thomas A. Edison

“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.”

03

Bill McKibben

“There is an urgent need to stop subsidising the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.”

04

William J. Clinton

“We simply have to transition from an economy based almost exclusively on oil and coal and natural gas to one that’s far more diversified, that uses solar energy, and wind energy, and the power of the tides, and biomass energy, and eventually, develops hydrogen.”

Wind turbines in a farm

05

Kevin Cramer

“One of the messages I presented to the coal industry was, “If you want to have major transmission built, start encouraging wind development.” That’s because the cultural value and acceptance of wind energy provides an opportunity to build transmission lines that are not as desirable with traditional forms of generation.”

06

Sheryl Crow

“I know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels when it comes to carbon dioxide, but nuclear energy is by no means clean. We don’t know what to do with the waste we already have and it seems like a bad idea to me to make more when we have so many cleaner options such as wind and solar.”

07

Bjork

“Wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature – it’s the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.”

08

 Jimmy Dean

“I can’t always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

Wind turbines on a hill

09

Thomas S. Monson

“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

10

Albert Einstein

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

11

Mark Champney

“The future of the [wind power] industry is very strong and I believe it will be one of the strongest and most stable industries going forward.”

12

Michael Pare

“Twelve states in the Great Plains have a wind energy potential greater than the electric use of our entire nation.”

Photo of a wind turbine and solar panels

13

John Burroughs

“The fuel in the earth will be exhausted in a thousand or more years, and its mineral wealth, but man will find substitutes for these in the winds, the waves, the sun’s heat, and so forth.”

14

Barack Obama

“I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels…”

15

Abraham Lincoln

“As yet, the wind is an untamed, and unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of the wind.”

16

Francis Beinecke

“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.”

Photo of wind turbines in a desert

FAQs

Is wind power worth it in the UK?

Whether you’re planning to build a commercial wind farm or simply mount a wind turbine at home, it can certainly be worth it. For one thing, a single well-sited 6kW turbine generates as much as 9,000kWh a year. But when you consider that wind is a clean source of energy that reduces the UK’s reliance on outside energy sources? Well, it becomes even more appealing!

Can I install a wind turbine on my property?

You can install a standalone wind turbine in the garden of a house or a block of flats without planning permission. But it must comply with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Planning Standards or equivalent. All other new wind turbines typically require planning permission.

How much does the average wind turbine cost in the UK?

How much an average wind turbine costs depends on many things. Although a small freestanding 1.5kW turbine can cost as little as £7,000, a large 3.5MW turbine can cost as much as £3.13 million.

There you have it: the ultimate list of wind power quotes that’ll inspire you to learn more about clean energy.

If you’re looking to kickstart your renewable energy journey, get in touch with the team at Lumify Energy. We’d be happy to talk you through your options for hosting projects on your land, boosting your rental income, or even starting your own wind farm.

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