alternative energy

noun
  1. energy, as solar, wind, or nuclear energy, that can replace or supplement traditional fossil-fuel sources, as coal, oil, and natural gas.

Origin of alternative energy

First recorded in 1970–75
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Examples from the Web for alternative energy

Contemporary Examples of alternative energy

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British Dictionary definitions for alternative energy

alternative energy

noun
  1. a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or wavesAlso called: renewable energy
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