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ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company.
An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress.
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program is a $25 billion direct loan program funded by Congress in fall 2008 to provide debt capital to the U.S. automotive industry for the purpose of funding projects that help vehicles manufactured in the U.S. meet higher mileage requirements and lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or built environment.
An air quality index (AQI) is a number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become.
The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition consisting largely of industrial, technological, and energy corporations.
Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, was a stimulus (economics) package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama.
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is a taxpayer advocacy group whose stated goal is "a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today." According to ATR, "The government's power to control one's life derives from its power to tax.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
An electric battery is a device consisting of two or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.
Big oil is a name used to describe the world's five or six largest publicly owned oil and gas companies, also known as supermajors.
A bill is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature.
A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) (or carbon capture and sequestration) is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere, normally an underground geological formation.
Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference.
Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015.
Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from wood, grasses, or the inedible parts of plants.
Christopher John "Chris" Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut for a thirty-year period from 1981-2011.
Claire Conner McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Missouri.
Cloture is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end.
A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp; some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps.
Historically, the central themes in American conservatism have included respect for American traditions, support of republicanism and the rule of law, Judeo-Christian values, anti-Communism, advocacy of American exceptionalism and a defense of Western civilization from perceived threats posed by moral relativism, multiculturalism, and postmodern ridicule of traditional culture.
In law, a contract (or informally known as an agreement in some jurisdictions) is an agreement having a lawful object entered into voluntarily by two or more parties, each of whom intends to create one or more legal obligations between them.
Corn starch, cornstarch, cornflour or maize starch or maize is the starch derived from the corn (maize) grain.
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) are regulations in the United States, first enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1975, in the wake of the Arab Oil Embargo and were intended to improve the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks (trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles) produced for sale in the United States.
Daniel David "Dan" Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a retired politician, who served as the U.S. Representative for from 2005 to 2013.
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Greer Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.
Electric transportation technology is.
Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms covers the use of electricity on farms and the methods and incentives for improving the efficiency of that use.
Electrification is the process of powering by electricity and is usually associated with changing over from another power source.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The energy policy of the United States is determined by federal, state and local entities in the United States, which address issues of energy production, distribution, and consumption, such as building codes and gas mileage standards.
Energy security is the association between national security and the availability of natural resources for energy consumption.
Energy Star (trademarked ENERGY STAR) is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States.
Environment California is a 501(c)(4) non-profit political organization that lobbies for environmental legislation in the U.S. state of California and on a national level.
The government of the United States of America is the federal government of the republic of fifty states that constitute the United States, as well as one capital district, and several other territories.
The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Italian: Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms.
A fossil-fuel power station is a power station which burns fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas or petroleum to produce electricity.
The fuel economy of an automobile is the fuel efficiency relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.
Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the efficiency of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier fuel into kinetic energy or work.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.
Geology (from the Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change.
Geophysics is a subject of natural science concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment, and the use of quantitative methods for their analysis.
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.
Geothermal electricity is electricity generated by geothermal energy.
A green job, also called a green-collar job is, according to the United Nations Environment Program, "work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute(s) substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality.
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range.
Gross national product (GNP) is the market value of all the products and services produced in one year by labour and property supplied by the residents of a country.
Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute.
The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent.
The H-Prize program is series of inducement prizes intended to encourage research into the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in a hydrogen economy.
A halogen lamp, also known as a tungsten halogen, quartz-halogen or quartz iodine lamp, is an incandescent lamp that has a small amount of a halogen such as iodine or bromine added.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.
Hydrocarbon exploration (or oil and gas exploration) is the search by petroleum geologists and geophysicists for hydrocarbon deposits beneath the Earth's surface, such as oil and natural gas.
The hydrogen economy is a proposed system of delivering energy using hydrogen.
An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light which produces light with a wire filament heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows (see Incandescence).
An Incentive is something that motivates an individual to perform an action.
James Creel "Jim" Marshall (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011.
James Earl Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
John Jenkins Barrow (born October 31, 1955) was the U.S. Representative for from 2005 to 2015.
John David Dingell, Jr. (born July 8, 1926) is an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from December 13, 1955, until January 3, 2015.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona.
José Graziano da Silva (born November 17, 1949) is an American-born Brazilian agronomist and writer.
Landscape lighting or garden lighting refers to the use of outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes; for the enhancement and purposes of safety, nighttime aesthetics, accessibility, security, recreation and sports, and social and event uses.
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States.
Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is an American politician and former U.S. Senator from the state of Louisiana.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States.
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky.
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.
The National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) is an area of land on the Alaska North Slope owned by the United States federal government and managed by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
National Review (N.R.) is a semimonthly magazine founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1955 and based in New York City.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years.
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.
Nicholas Valentino 'Nick' Lampson (born February 14, 1945) is an American politician from the state of Texas and was a Congressman representing the 22nd Congressional District and the 9th Congressional District of Texas.
Nick Joe Rahall II (born May 20, 1949) is an American former politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. Representative from West Virginia from 1977 to 2015.
Offshore drilling is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed.
Oklahoma (Cherokee: Asgaya gigageyi / ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎩᎦᎨᏱ; or translated ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ (òɡàlàhoma), Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in the South Central United States.
Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is an American Republican politician, who served six terms as a United States Senator from New Mexico, from 1973 to 2009, the longest tenure in the state's history.
Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV), or plug-in hybrid is a hybrid electric vehicle that utilizes rechargeable batteries, or another energy storage device, that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external electric power source (usually a normal electric wall socket).
A swimming pool fence is a type of fence placed around backyard swimming pools, to create a passive barrier to restrict the access of small children 0–5 years to the swimming pool.
Renewable fuels are fuels produced from renewable resources.
A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal.
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships.
A smart grid is a system which includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency resources.
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis.
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP).
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
Steven R. "Steve" Rothman (born October 14, 1952) is an American politician from the state of New Jersey.
Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food.
Lloyd "Ted" Poe (born September 10, 1948) is a Republican politician currently representing Texas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.
The Note is a summary and analysis of political news stories and trends published every weekday morning by ABCNews.com.
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
The Washington Times is a daily broadsheet published at 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C., United States.
THOMAS was the first online database of United States Congress legislative information.
Title 42 of the United States Code is the United States Code dealing with public health, social welfare, and civil rights.
United States Lighting Energy Policy is moving towards increased efficiency in order to lower green house gas emissions and energy use.
Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work.
The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) is a business-oriented American lobbying group.
A conference committee is a committee of the Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill.
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.
U.S. energy independence relates to the goal of reducing the United States imports of "foreign oil" and other foreign sources of energy.
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Committee (often referred to as simply "Resources") is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The Committee on Rules, or (more commonly) Rules Committee, is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The Committee on Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress (a bicameral legislature).
The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.
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West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power.
The 100-Hour Plan was a United States Democratic Party political strategy detailing the actions the party pursued upon assuming leadership of the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007.
The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, between January 3, 2007, and January 3, 2009, during the last two years of the second term of President George W. Bush.
The 2012 United States federal budget was the budget to fund government operations for the fiscal year 2012, which lasted from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.
The 2012–15 North American Drought, an expansion of the 2010–13 Southern United States drought, originated in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave.
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