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green technology Line breaks: green tech|nol¦ogy
(also green tech)

Definition of green technology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment: the use of green technology and renewable energy is an integral part of the government’s agenda [count noun]: investment in natural infrastructure and green technologies would also create valuable new ‘green collar’ jobs [as modifier]: the green tech industry
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  • "Green tech" - environmentally friendly technology - has been slow in coming to market, but look for these products and procedures when making new purchases.
  • While the business of renewables struggles like any other, people constantly say to us, 'Oh, it must be a good time to be covering green tech with the new administration.'
  • Any money that we get from taxing oil companies ought to go to try to provide the green tech jobs and try to handle the environmental concerns that both of these candidates stand for.

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