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2010-10-18 11:00:00

So Much for "Conventional Wisdom:" New Data on 23 Democratic House Incumbents Show That Support for Climate Change Bill Could Help in Tough Races WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters from Connecticut to California and Michigan to Florida are more likely to support candidates who support an energy bill that cuts climate change pollution, based on new poll results released today. New surveys by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the NRDC Action Fund from 23 key Congressional...

2010-07-22 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robbie Diamond, president of the Electrification Coalition, released the following statement today in response to news reports outlining the energy bill expected to reach the Senate floor next week: "The Senate is making a dramatic mistake if the energy bill that is debated next week does not include the bipartisan electrification provisions that only yesterday were overwhelmingly voted out of committee. After the last three months of...

2009-05-07 11:45:00

First collaboration of its kind yields recommendations for updates that will cut energy bill by 30 percent GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a leading integrated services company providing food service and facilities management on 600 campuses in the United States, joined with a group of sustainability-minded Ithaca College students in upstate New York to cook up a plan to chop the energy bill by 30 percent and slice the kitchen carbon footprint by 26 percent by switching to...

2008-10-11 00:00:32

By Kim Leonard Rather than calming worries over how to control electricity costs in Pennsylvania, an energy bill that passed the state Legislature this week is fueling debate over whether consumers will have to pay more for power in coming years. State Consumer Advocate Sonny Popowsky on Thursday called the legislation that sets new rules for how utilities buy power a "very positive development" toward heading off more price spikes, as rate caps imposed under the 1996 deregulation law...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

By Douglas Turner On energy policy, Democrats are offering the nation only Woodstock fetishes like bongs, beads and sideburns instead of solutions to a worsening crisis. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, has already cut funding for the Yucca Mountain, Nev., long-term storage facility for nuclear wastes. Hunkering down with Reid in the commune last week was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, whose "energy bill" offered no real avenues for new sources, but plenty of...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

An environmental group is asking the governor to step in and stop legislation that would open some federal lands for oil shale development. The Sierra Club opposes an energy bill passed by the House on Tuesday that would reverse a ban on oil shale development in Utah, particularly the Book Cliffs' Tavaputs plateau and Desolation Canyon near Green River. In a statement Thursday, the Sierra Club said a provision in the bill added by Utah Rep. Jim Matheson puts "Utah's Wildlife Sanctuary" at...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

By DIANA MARRERO Washington -- Oil companies would technically be able to start drilling in offshore areas now off-limits to such exploration under a broad energy bill approved in the House of Representatives on a 236-189 vote Tuesday night. But drilling proponents said the legislation placed so many limits on new offshore production that it would do little to expand domestic energy supplies. Whatever the case, a similar energy bill faces long odds in the Senate this week -- potentially...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today released its 2008 Energy Efficient IT (E2IT) Report, based on a June survey of 778 information technology (IT) professionals in the public and private sectors who purchase IT equipment. The survey found that while most organizations care about reducing energy consumption and significant savings are realistic, success comes only with sharp, persistent focus on energy-efficiency...

2005-10-18 18:45:35

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday ordered the manufacturers of more than a dozen appliances and products, ranging from traffic signals to commercial ice makers, to create products that use less energy. A broad energy bill passed by the Congress and signed into law this summer required the department to develop energy efficiency standards for 15 residential and commercial appliances. "We put tougher efficiency standards in the energy bill...

2005-09-02 17:51:44

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress may need to pass legislation dealing with energy issues, such as incentives to expand U.S. oil refining capacity, in response to Hurricane Katrina, House Republican leaders said on Friday. "We may be looking at doing another energy bill of some sort," House Republican Leader Tom DeLay of Texas told a news conference after a meeting with other Republican leaders. Asked to elaborate, House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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