energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
Energy derived from any source other than fossil fuels
Energy derived from any renewable source; i.e other than fossil fuels or nuclear fission
Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concerns about such fossil fuels. The nature of what constitutes an alternative energy source has changed considerably over time, as have controversies regarding energy use. Today, because of the variety of energy choices and differing goals of their advocates, defining some energy types as "alternative" is highly controversial. In a general sense, alternative energy as it is currently conceived, is that which is produced or recovered without the undesirable consequences inherent in fossil fuel use, particularly high carbon dioxide emissions, an important factor in global warming. Sometimes, this less comprehensive meaning of "alternative energy" excludes nuclear energy.
The numerical value of alternative energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of alternative energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Everyone thought (Tesla founder) Elon Musk was building a car company, but now we find he is building an alternative energy company.
The shutdown of 10 old coal power plants will not affect the country's power supply as we can replace them with alternative energy like biomass and renewables gradually.
Oil prices will keep breaking new records until other countries move to nuclear and alternative energy sources or we discover massive new reserves and increase production dramatically over the next few years.
As the world increasingly limits carbon emissions and moves to alternative energy sources, investments in fossil fuels and related technologies ... may take a huge hit, there are already a few specific examples of this having happened.
It gives us a war fighting edge, energy can be used as a weapon. We need an American home grown source of alternative energy. We need one that is not subject to the wild price swings of conventional fuel, which are set in the world market. We need ones that can’t be used against us.
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