If we're going to get this country out of its current energy situation, we can't just conserve our way out. We can't just drill our way out. We can't bomb our way out. We're going to do it the old-fashioned, American way. We're going to invent our way out, working together.

Donald Sadoway

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“The Missing Link to Renewable Energy.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Missing Link to Renewable Energy." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from MIT scientist Donald Sadoway means that we cannot ultimately solve America's energy crisis using the means that people often suggest -- conserving energy, drilling for more fossil fuels, or starting wars with other countries to take their oil. Rather, we need to work together to invent a new solution to solve our energy issues. The quote has a hopeful tone, as Sadoway is saying that America has done this before, and can do it again. The quote is from Sadoway's 2012 TED Talk about the necessary invention we need to solve the energy crisis: large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. Watch the full TED Talk here: Donald Sadoway - The Missing Link to Renewable Energy