renewable energy


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for renewable energy

Contemporary Examples of renewable energy

  • And renewable-energy tax credits have helped boost the solar and wind industries.

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    Obama’s Green Scream

    Daniel Stone

    August 31, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for renewable energy

renewable energy


another name for alternative energy
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