How can the same noun take/miss a "the" in the following sentences.
(A) The Food and Drug Administration intends to authorize emergency use of the vaccine on Friday.
(B) The country is expected to authorize the emergency use of the vaccine.
(C) Two runoff elections in Georgia will determine control of the Senate.
(D) The Georgia Republican is facing a runoff election that could determine the control of the Senate.
(E) Production of renewable diesel is up 7 percent this year.
(F) Energy companies are increasing the production of renewable diesel.
I wonder how to use or omit the definite article "the" in these instances. Is any semantic difference produced by using the definite article?
At first glance, I have a vague idea that (B) and (C) are more appropriate than (A) and (D), respectively; although, I cannot explain why.
I believe that "the" should be omitted in (E), as it is actually, while I am unsure about the reasoning behind the use of "the" in front of the noun "production" in (F).
All of the sentences are from a major U.S. newspaper, so they are, apparently, grammatical. Yet, I suspect some subtle difference in meaning.
Explain the logic behind the use of "the."