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Climate Change: Expert Opinion on the Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change
GAO-08-605: Published: May 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2008.
Elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on the earth's climate could have significant environmental and economic impacts in the United States and internationally. Potential impacts include rising sea levels and a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods and storms. Proposed responses to climate change include adapting to the possible impacts by plannin...
Energy Security: Issues Related to Potential Reductions in Venezuelan Oil Production
GAO-06-668: Published: Jun 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2006.
Venezuela is the world's eighth-largest oil exporter and among the top 10 countries in total proven oil reserves. Venezuela also supplies about 11 percent of current U.S. imports of crude oil and petroleum products and wholly owns five refineries in the U.S. Consequently, Venezuela is a key player in the future energy security of the United States and the world. The current global oil market is ti...
Energy Policy Act: Including Propane as an Alternative Motor Fuel Will Have Little Impact on Propane Market
RCED-98-260: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether and how including propane as an alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) will affect existing propane consumers as well as the supply and price, focusing on: (1) whether EPACT's goal of replacing at least 10 percent of the conventional fuel used in light-duty vehicles by 2000 and at least 30 percent by 2010 with replac...
Information on the Proposed Transfer of the Department of Energy's Functions
RCED-84-28: Published: Oct 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the administration's proposal to transfer the Department of Energy's (DOE) functions to several Federal agencies.GAO found that, under the administration's proposed agency reorganizations, the transfer of the DOE responsibilities for international affairs, without transfer of personnel, would eliminate one of the Government's entities now involv...