English version

renewable

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrenewablere‧new‧a‧ble /rɪˈnjuːəbəl $ rɪˈnuː-/ ●○○ adjective  1 CONTINUE/START AGAINif an agreement or official document is renewable, you can make it continue for a further period of time after it ends opp non-renewable It’s a six-month lease but it’s renewable. a renewable visa2 CONTINUOUS[usually before noun] renewable energy replaces itself naturally, or is easily replaced because there is a large supply of it renewable energy such as solar power an industry based on renewable resourcessee thesaurus at environmentally friendly
Examples from the Corpus
renewableThe problem with fossil fuels is that they are not renewable.The duration of section 2 may be up to 28 days and of section 3 up to six months, although it is renewable.The 'green' housing community uses renewable energy sources such as solar power.Both groups favour investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.We aren't powered by renewable energy.It operates via the regional electricity companies, which must pay a premium price for renewable energy.Trees are a renewable resource that when managed properly can sustain our needs indefinitely.Today, very late, we are coming to accept the fact that the harvest of renewable resources must be controlled.The basic challenge for sustainable agriculture is to maximise the use of locally-available and renewable resources.Contracts are made for an initial 4 years, renewable up to an additional 4-year period.renewable energyIt operates via the regional electricity companies, which must pay a premium price for renewable energy.Energy efficiency and renewable energy go hand in hand.One in five marine science posts lost in 1989; in five years to 1987 research into renewable energy halved.It is encouraging to see that some organisations are taking renewable energy seriously.The production of renewable energy sources should also be promoted through grants, soft loans and fiscal incentives, the report concluded.Both groups favour investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.The best rule is to conserve energy and to increase funding for research into renewable energy sources.The expedition will make use of renewable energy, such as solar power, and will remove all its rubbish.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrenewablere‧new‧a‧ble /rɪˈnjuːəbəlrɪˈnuː-/ adjective1renewable materials, sources of energy etc will continue to exist or will grow again and are therefore never used upinvestments in renewable energy projects such as solar powerrenewables noun [plural]We assume that the price of fossil fuels will rise while the cost of renewables will fall.2COMMERCEa contract, agreement, deal etc that is renewable can be continuedMake sure the policy is annually renewable with reasonable rate increases.a 15-year renewable lease
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.