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    Lights Out

    Spencer Abraham talked about his book Lights Out: Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis (St. Martin’s Press). In his book, the former secretary of energy debunks…

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    Spencer Abraham Remarks on Energy Policy

    Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham talked about the challenges and threats to energy supply in the U.S. In his remarks he talked about the safety of nuclear energy and the difficulty…

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    U.S. Energy Policy

    Secretary Abraham responded to reporters' questions about U.S. energy policy. Among the specific topics addressed were energy legislation, oil prices, the strategic petroleum reserve, and…

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    Salute to Senator Jesse Helms

    Family and friends, including members of Congress and prominent conservatives, came together to celebrate the publication of former Senator Jesse Helms' book Here’s Where I Stand: A Memoir,…

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    Economic Forum Wrap-Up Session

    Following meetings of eight separate panels at an economic forum sponsored by the White House, participants talked about their panel discussions on various aspects of the state of the…

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    Judicial Nomination Process

    Secretary Abraham spoke about his relationship with Senator Frist and the role of the Senate in shaping the federal judiciary. Senator Frist spoke about Republican efforts to promote tort reform as…

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    Energy Facility Security

    Secretary Abraham talked about Energy Department security initiatives and his vision for the future of Energy Department security. Among the specific topics addressed were the creation of…

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    Department of Energy Budget

    Secretary Abraham testified about funding requests for the Energy Department. He also talked about gasoline prices, energy consumption issues, alternative energy sources, and the energy…

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    Northeast Power Outage

    The officials talked about the causes of the August power outage that effected large parts of the eastern United States and Canada. They said that a number of factors, including human…

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    Energy Department Science Programs

    Secretary Abraham spoke about the role of science in the Department of Energy. Among the topics he addressed were research programs at government laboratories, facilities available for…

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    Northeast Power Outages, Day 1

    Secretary Abraham testified about an August 14 power blackout in the Northeast U.S. and Canada, investigations into the power outages, and potential steps to avoid such accidents in the…

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    Northeastern Electricity Failures

    Secretary Abraham and others talked to reporters about the status on an investigation into recent power outages across the Northeast and about the duties of a joint task force with Canada…

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    U.S.-Canada Joint Task Force Briefing

    Secretary Abraham and Minister Dhaliwal spoke to reporters about their meeting on the joint investigation into the Northeast power outage. They talked about the progress made in the…

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    Northeastern Electricity Failures

    Secretary Abraham talked about the joint task force established by President Bush and Prime Minister Chretien to investigate the electricity grid failure that spread through eastern Canada…

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    Northeastern Electricity Failures

    Following an appearance on NBC television, Secretary Abraham responded to questions from reporters. Among the topics addressed were the investigation into the northeast power outages, and…

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    Northeastern Electricity Failures

    The officials talked about the recent power outages in the northeast. They praised the responsiveness of public officials, emergency response teams, and citizens. They promised a full…

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    Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Proposal

    Secretary Abraham briefed reporters on the administration’s budget proposals for the Department of Energy and on future energy policy. Following his remarks he answered questions from the…

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    Global Climate Change

    Secretary Abraham talked about global climate change and the Bush administration’s efforts to combat climate change. Among the issues he addressed were energy dependence, emissions…

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    25th Anniversary of Department of Energy

    The Energy Department celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. It was founded during the Carter Administration. The event featured a speech by the current Secretary of Energy, as well as…

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    Homeland Security Issues

    Governors and Republican leaders talked about homeland security as well as responding to terrorist attacks or catastrophic events. Among the topics they addressed were interagency…

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