Renewable Energy Resource Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 7372 [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 84. Department of Energy; Renewable Energy Initiatives], the term "renewable energy resource" means any energy resource which has recently originated in the sun, including direct and indirect solar radiation and intermediate solar energy forms such as wind, ocean thermal gradients, ocean currents and waves, hydropower, photovoltaic energy, products of photosynthetic processes, organic wastes, and others.