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Alternative Fuels Could Cut 80 Percent Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050
2013-03-19 10:34:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The United States could cut petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 for light-duty vehicles through the use of alternative fuels and strong government policies aimed at overcoming high costs and influencing consumer choices, according to a National Research Council report released on Monday. "To reach the 2050 goals for reducing petroleum use and greenhouse gases, vehicles must become dramatically...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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