Latest oil dependence Stories

2011-06-14 10:45:00

Summit will bring together military leaders, CEOs, and policymakers to address the intensifying threats posed by our nation's oil dependence WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) has announced a high-profile roster of business executives, former military leaders, and government officials will participate in the National Summit on Energy Security, to be held in Washington DC on July 12 and 13. The summit will include a slate of...

2011-05-23 13:54:00

With New Web Site and "Mad Men" Style Ads, Go60MPG Highlights Research Showing Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards Would Save Money For Americans at the Gas Pump, Cut Carbon Pollution and Reduce Dependence on Oil WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day gas prices stand at a 10-year record-high level, Go60MPG today is launching a major print and online advertising campaign encouraging Americans to deliver the message to the White House that the best way to offer...

2010-05-27 15:34:00

Bipartisan Bills Offer Crucial Pathway to Reducing American Oil Dependence WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electrification Coalition (EC) today praised the unveiling of bipartisan legislation in both the House and the Senate designed to advance the widescale deployment of electric vehicles and to develop the infrastructure needed to support them. The bills each propose a path forward in which geographic areas would compete to be selected as electrification "deployment...

2010-05-18 13:19:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey released today by California-based Consumer Action and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) shows that, even before the Gulf oil spill, Americans strongly supported reduced oil consumption and tougher fuel economy standards. In a late March survey commissioned by CFA and undertaken by Opinion Research Corp. (ORC), 87% of respondents said it is "important that the country reduce its consumption of oil," while more than half (54%)...

2008-10-02 12:06:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) announced today that PBS stations across the country will begin airing an hour-long documentary featuring SAFE's signature Oil ShockWave crisis simulation. Narrated by Judy Woodruff, the program brings the best minds in energy, economics, intelligence, politics, foreign relations, and the military together to explore the critical effects of America's oil dependence on our national security and economy....

2008-09-23 15:00:29

To: RADIO-TELEVISION EDITORS Contact: Jonathan Grella of Securing America's Future Energy, +1- 202-461-2369 WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) today announced the launch of a television, print, and online advertising campaign emphasizing the necessity for comprehensive solutions to the tremendous economic and national security vulnerabilities posed by oil dependence. The ads will run in support of the Wednesday release of a new,...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'