energy, as solar, wind, or nuclear energy, that can replace or supplement traditional fossil-fuel sources, as coal, oil, and natural gas.
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
a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves Also called renewable energy
- Alternative fuel
a vehicular fuel that is not entirely derived from petroleum, as natural gas, hydrogen, or an alcohol mixture: the environmental benefits of alternative fuels. Contemporary Examples We took it on with green building, public transit, alternative fuel and power, recycling, and other issues. Newsom’s California Dream Matthew Dakotah October 6, 2009 noun a fuel other […]
- Alternative hypothesis
(in the statistical testing of a hypothesis) the hypothesis to be accepted if the null hypothesis is rejected. Contemporary Examples An alternative hypothesis was suggested to me years ago by a veteran China-watcher. China’s Clever ‘Anti-Corruption’ Campaign David Frum December 25, 2012 Historical Examples Podmore thinks them to have been unduly suggestible and offers hallucinations […]
- Alternative medicine
healthcare and treatment practices, including traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, folk medicine, and naturopathy, that minimize or eschew the use of surgery and drugs. Contemporary Examples Even Deepak Chopra, the alternative medicine and spiritual guru, preaches a dietless diet. The No-Diet Diet May Be the Key to Avoiding the Holiday Belt Bulge Erin Geiger Smith November […]
- Alternative question
a question that offers the listener a choice of two or more alternatives and is characterized by rising intonation on each alternative except for the final one, which has falling intonation, as Would you like coffee, tea, or soda?