alternative energy

alternative energy NOUN energy fuelled in ways that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment.

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  • Alternative energy — is typically defined as coming from sources that do not deplete natural resources or harm . Wind power is a typical example. The term alternative is used to contrast with fossil fuels according to some sources. Renewable energy differs from… …   Wikipedia

  • alternative energy — UK US noun [U] ► NATURAL RESOURCES energy that does not come from coal, oil, gas, or wood, especially energy from moving water, wind, the sun, or animal waste: »More emphasis should be placed on developing alternative energy sources such as wind …   Financial and business terms

  • alternative energy — pakaitinė energija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mažinančios ar visai žalos aplinkai nedarančios energijos rūšys (vėjo, jūros bangų), palyginti su šiuolaikiniais plačiai naudojamais energijos šaltiniais (nafta, akmens… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • alternative energy — alternatyvioji energija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Energija, gaunama iš atsinaujinančių gamtinių išteklių. atitikmenys: angl. alternative energy rus. альтернативная энергия …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • alternative energy — energy, as solar, wind, or nuclear energy, that can replace or supplement traditional fossil fuel sources, as coal, oil, and natural gas. [1970 75] * * * Any of various renewable power sources to use in place of fossil fuels and uranium. Fusion… …   Universalium

  • alternative energy — /ɔlˌtɜnətɪv ˈɛnədʒi/ (say awl.ternuhtiv enuhjee) noun energy which is not derived from fossil fuels, such as wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, etc.; usually not including nuclear power …   Australian English dictionary

  • alternative energy — noun energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment • Hypernyms: ↑energy, ↑free energy • Hyponyms: ↑solar energy, ↑solar power, ↑wind generation, ↑wind power …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternative energy — noun a) Energy derived from any source other than fossil fuels b) Energy derived from any renewable source; i.e other than fossil fuels or nuclear fission …   Wiktionary

  • alternative energy — noun energy fuelled in ways that do not use up the earth s natural resources or otherwise harm the environment, especially by avoiding the use of fossil fuels or nuclear power …   English new terms dictionary

  • Alternative energy sources —   See Renewable energy.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

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