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.

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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 — ► NOUN ▪ energy fuelled in ways that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment …   English terms dictionary

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

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