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.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called soft energy.
Origin of renewable energy
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby renewable energy
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Example sentences from the Web for renewable energy
And renewable-energy tax credits have helped boost the solar and wind industries.
British Dictionary definitions for renewable energy
another name for alternative energy
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