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  1. renewable energy(Noun)

    Energy that can be replenished at the same rate as it is used.


  1. Renewable energy

    Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly. The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables. Wind power is growing at the rate of 30% annually, with a worldwide installed capacity of 282,482 megawatts at the end of 2012, and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States. At the end of 2012 the photovoltaic capacity worldwide was 100,000 MW, and PV power stations are popular in Germany and Italy. Solar thermal power stations operate in the USA and Spain, and the largest of these is the 354 MW SEGS power plant in the Mojave Desert. The world's largest geothermal power installation is The Geysers in California, with a rated capacity of 750 MW. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country's automotive fuel. Ethanol fuel is also widely available in the USA.

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  1. renewable energy

    A variety of forms of energy that can be accessed, created, renewed, transformed easily and efficiently and we use the energy sustainably and the energy is easily, effectively, efficiently and simply renewed at an affordable cost and for an accurate and specific variety of purposes.

    Renewable energy is being explored and researched in nearly every country around the world to ensure communities and societies have a sustainable form of energy that can use for a variety of purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 26, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renewable energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renewable energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of renewable energy in a Sentence

  1. Fatih Birol:

    The most important thing for Nepal is to bring electricity to its people, in my view, the best action for Nepal right now would be to take the cheapest option – renewable energy.

  2. Premier Rachel Notley:

    It will help us access new markets for our energy products, and diversify our economy with renewable energy and energy efficiency technology, alberta is showing leadership on one of the world's biggest problems.

  3. Akshay Naheta:

    Energy Vault solves a long-standing and complex problem of how to store renewable energy at scale, energy Vault is highly complementary to SoftBank's existing energy portfolio and we are pleased to further the company's global development.

  4. Susan Nickey:

    More and more corporations and consumers are saying 'We want 100 percent renewable energy,'.

  5. Terry Tamminen:

    Our conversation focused on how [sic] create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation, these programs attainable — and include energy efficiency upgrades that pay for themselves with savings, waste reduction projects that can turn every city into a source of new materials and fuels, and transportation projects that will support global trade while reducing traffic and air pollution and make America a leader in sustainable fuel and vehicle technologies.

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