non-energy

adjective

non-en·​er·​gy ˌnän-ˈe-nər-jē How to pronounce non-energy (audio)
: not relating to, concerned with, or being energy or its production and sale
non-energy companies/resources
the non-energy sector
… the non-energy benefits of energy efficiency—such as … reduced air and water pollution …State of North Carolina Utilities Commission

Examples of non-energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In non-energy communities, the monthly increase was about $4 billion after the IRA. Brian Cheung, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 Scheu said the upgrades have additional non-energy impacts, among them increasing the availability of air conditioning. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 The ban on incandescent lightbulbs has officially gone into effect in the U.S., more than a decade after the federal government first passed a rule prohibiting the non-energy efficient lighting. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 1 Aug. 2023 Prices of non-energy industrial goods, a measure of core inflation, fell for the first time since January. Tom Rees, Fortune, 19 July 2023 But other non-energy categories, from beer and seafood to industrial machinery, cars and appliances, are increasing too. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 26 May 2023 The majority of the work involves solving problems in the freight railroad industry, but a small percentage involves non-energy pipelines such as CO2 pipelines and household shipping companies. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of non-energy was in 1892

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“Non-energy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-energy. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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