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.
Words nearby renewable energy
Origin of renewable energy
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called soft energy.
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British Dictionary definitions for renewable energy
another name for alternative energy
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