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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be renewed: a renewable membership; renewable subscriptions.
  • adj. Relating to or being a commodity or resource, such as solar energy or firewood, that is inexhaustible or replaceable by new growth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be renewed; capable of renewal.
  • adj. Sustainable; able to be regrown or renewed; having an ongoing or continuous source of supply; not finite.
  • n. A thing that is renewable; especially, a renewable source of energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being renewed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being renewed: as, a lease renewable at pleasure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being renewed; replaceable
  • adj. that can be renewed or extended

Etymologies

renew +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

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  • Look - I-937 already requires utilities to invest in renewable energy resource - so the goal of a greater percentage of our energy resources being renewable is already being met.

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  • The Plan also doesn't change the qualifier for hydroelectric power, continuing to view electricity from Hydro Québec as a renewable source, unlike other Atlantic coast states New Hampshire and Connecticut, for example, which only provide the label "renewable" to smaller hydroelectric projects, at least where RPS standards are concerned.

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  • And according to Majeed while the term renewable energy has become a familiar catchphrase in Guyana, there was still the need to link the concept to solar energy.

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  • If those of you who refuse to believe the science are wrong and we fail to invest in renewable forms of energy, we will destroy much – if not all – of the Earth.

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  • For utilities to claim "credit" for hydro like Grand Coulee to meet those portfolio standards (as Reading suggests) would be just a shell game - it would get our region exactly nowhere if our goal is to increase investments in renewable energy resources.

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  • Due to its sheer size and sunny climate, the City of Los Angeles has great potential to become a world leader in renewable energy resources.

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  • But until electricity demand recovers, governments will be under little pressure to encourage new investment in renewable energy to meet green targets — and investors are likely to remain wary.

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  • Publicly funded incentives that helped fuel a boom in renewable-energy projects across Europe — including wind farms that mushroomed throughout Spain and rooftop solar panels that boomed in Germany — now are being reined in as a result of austerity measures prompted by the sovereign-debt crisis.

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  • Some of the new ads are signed by non-profit groups that work with Chevron, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Cleantech Open, an organization that promotes companies specializing in renewable energy and green technologies.

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