renewable energy


noun

any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, as biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric power, that is not derived from fossil or nuclear fuel.

Origin of renewable energy

First recorded in 1970–75
Also called soft energy.
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renewable energy


noun

another name for alternative energy
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