Department of Energy, Executive (1 - 4 of 4 items)
National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses
GAO-14-369: Published: Apr 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2014.
Governmentwide data on the number and type of most National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses are not readily available, as data collection efforts vary by agency. NEPA generally requires federal agencies to evaluate the potential environmental effects of actions they propose to carry out, fund, or approve (e.g., by permit) by preparing analyses of different comprehensiveness depending on t...
Formulation of U.S. International Energy Policies
ID-80-21: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
In establishing the Department of Energy (DOE), Congress gave it a central role in formulating international energy policy than its predecessors, recognizing that the complex international energy issues would require active involvement of other departments and agencies, as well as the Executive Office of the President (EOP). To find out how the United States develops international energy policy, G...
More Use Should Be Made of Energy-Saving Products in Federal Buildings
EMD-79-11: Published: Jan 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1979.
In a continuing evaluation of the Federal Energy Management Program, GAO identifies areas in which the program could be improved in order that federal agencies may achieve the President's 20-percent energy reduction goal for existing buildings. In this report GAO discusses the following 10 devices that may be used as retrofit projects in federal buildings: (1) null thermostat; (2) temperature cont...