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.

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Also called soft energy.

Origin of renewable energy

First recorded in 1970–75
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renewable energy

noun

another name for alternative energy
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