alternative energy


variants or less commonly alternative power
: usable power (such as heat or electricity) that comes from a renewable or green resource
alternative energy sources/technology

Examples of alternative energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New tax incentives are encouraging care centers to adopt alternative energy sources, and new grants are funding the installation of climate-resilient infrastructure. Marquisha Johns, STAT, 17 May 2024 Abatement activities are varied but include transitioning from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources, capturing and sequestering carbon, trading carbon offsets, and removing carbon from the atmosphere. Hersh Shefrin, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for alternative energy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alternative energy was in 1959

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“Alternative energy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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