alternative energy


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alternative energy

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(Environmental Science) a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves. Also called: renewable energy
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Noun1.alternative energy - energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environmentalternative energy - energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
energy, free energy - (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs; "energy can take a wide variety of forms"
solar energy, solar power - energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy; "the amount of energy falling on the earth is given by the solar constant, but very little use has been made of solar energy"
wind generation, wind power - power derived from the wind (as by windmills)
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Former Minister for Environment, Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi was the chief guest who inaugurated the Exhibition and stressed that present government should take the matter of effective use of alternative energy with relevant sectors seriously to combat the energy crises on permanent basis.
Alternative Energy Ltd recently declared that it has bagged a contract, that would encourage as well as deal with the company's energy saving street lighting products to UK local authorities.
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To better understand public sentiment on the issue, The Pert Group, a research-based consultancy, investigated American opinion about alternative energy development.
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Alternative Energy Partners CEO Jack Stapleton said, "Any organization's efficiency depends not only on how they do their daily business but naturally extends into overhead costs.
KARACHI, May 22 -- Director General Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) Hilal A Raza has underlined the need for the creation of a separate ministry for the rapid promotion of alternative energy in the country.
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