Alternative energy



energy, as solar, wind, or nuclear energy, that can replace or supplement traditional fossil-fuel sources, as coal, oil, and natural gas.
Contemporary Examples

Long before it was trendy, Carter preached the gospel of alternative energy.
Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President Douglas Brinkley February 23, 2013

One of those is alternative energy, on which the story gets even weirder.
Republicans Against the Pentagon Michael Tomasky May 23, 2012

My neighbor Dave the Web Designer wants to know if Facebook friends can be converted into an alternative energy source.
Creepy Feeling Jessi Klein October 15, 2008

In the post-Valdez era, BP has spent in the hundreds of millions of dollars positioning itself as an alternative energy company.
BP’s Image Will Recover Eric Dezenhall May 2, 2010

Nearly every letter on alternative energy drew a substantive reply from him or his aides.
A Governor’s Private Letters Joe Mathews June 4, 2010

Also, credits for those who convert their home to alternative energy.
Goodbye, GM Michael Moore May 31, 2009

The Illinois senator also promised to spend $150 billion on alternative energy once he got to the White House.
Obama’s New Broken Promise Samuel P. Jacobs June 25, 2010

As such, it is another one of the victims of the bizarre politicization of alternative energy.
Mitt Romney’s Iowa Problem Daniel Gross November 5, 2012

Abu Sayyaf, it seems, is no fan of the Internet or alternative energy.
Terror in the Jungle Eliza Griswold October 2, 2009

noun
a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves Also called renewable energy

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