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2009-06-17 11:45:00

On Wednesday, a U.S. Senate committee approved a comprehensive energy package that would require utilities to generate 15 percent of electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind power.Utilities would be able to meet about a quarter of their renewable requirements through energy efficiency gains. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 15 to 8 in favor of the legislation that would require the Energy Department to create an emergency reserve of 30 million barrels of...

2009-05-19 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) today praised the Obama administration for its announcement of aggressive national fuel economy goals for cars and light trucks. "The policy announced today combines two absolutely essential elements: aggressive new fuel economy goals, and a national framework that provides regulatory certainty for the industry," SAFE President and CEO Robbie Diamond said. "We commend the administration on their ambitious...

2009-05-18 20:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 19, automakers will join with President Obama, federal agencies, governors and environmental leaders to announce a commitment to establish a National Program that will reduce carbon emissions and increase fuel economy. "For seven long years, there has been a debate over whether states or the federal government should regulate autos. President Obama's announcement ends that old debate by starting a federal rulemaking to set a...

2009-04-16 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced today that the Company expects to benefit from the stimulus bill, which is also known as the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as it contains a significant amount of money being allocated for increased energy efficiency programs and green technologies. "We've worked hard during the past few years to develop Green DCV technology to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings and now look...

2009-01-26 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's signing of two Presidential Memoranda focusing on energy independence and climate change: "This morning, President Obama signaled that our country can no longer afford to wait to combat the climate crisis and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil. He is setting our country on a path led by science and innovation, in a dramatic departure from the past eight years....

2008-12-19 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the first anniversary of the enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act, the historic 2007 energy bill: "The Energy Independence and Security Act's enactment marked a critical turning point in our nation's energy and environmental policy. By committing America to reducing our dependence on foreign oil, increasing the energy efficiency of everything from our cars and trucks to...

2008-12-02 08:00:00

First Annualized National Lighting Survey Spotlights Need to Educate Americans on Energy-Efficient Options DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study, released today, revealed that 78 percent of Americans are unaware of the federal legislation put in place last year to phase out the incandescent light bulb, starting in 2012. The First Annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, commissioned by lighting technology and solutions leader, OSRAM SYLVANIA, a division of Siemens AG, is the...

2008-10-03 21:00:19

By Matt Nauman Mercury News Mercury News Against a backdrop of high gas prices and calls for energy independence, two renewable energy measures on the November ballot claim to offer solutions. Both, however, face uncertain support. Even environmental groups are campaigning against them. While supporters say Propositions 7 and 10 will lead to cleaner air and cars, groups like the Sierra Club charge the measures could actually hinder the state's move toward using more solar, wind and...

2008-10-02 03:00:39

By Snow, Nick While at their 2008 national convention in Denver, Democrats presented a campaign platform that included an immediate rebate for consumers confronting high gasoline prices and billions of dollars in investments to "establish a green energy sector that will create up to 5 million new jobs." In the New American Energy plank of the platform's first part, "Renewing the American Dream," it said: "We know we can't drill our way to energy independence and so we must summon all of our...

2008-09-24 18:00:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a project of Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), today released A National Strategy for Energy Security, a comprehensive plan that offers the public and policymakers specific solutions to the very real threats posed by our nation's dependence on oil. The National Strategy lays out a pathway toward a long-term goal of an electrified transportation system that is no longer dependent on oil,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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