- 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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Examples from the Web for renewable energy
And renewable-energy tax credits have helped boost the solar and wind industries.Obama’s Green Scream
August 31, 2011
- another name for alternative energy