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Electricity: Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges
GAO-17-142: Published: Feb 13, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2017.
Federal and state policymakers have used a range of policies to encourage the deployment of solar systems and other technologies that allow residential customers to generate, store, and manage their electricity consumption. For example, federal tax incentives—such as the investment tax credit—have reduced customers' up-front costs of installing solar systems. In addition, a Department of Energ...
Natural Gas: Analysis of Changes in Market Price
GAO-03-46: Published: Dec 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2002.
During the winter of 2000-2001, the wholesale price of natural gas peaked at a level four times greater than its usual level. Responding to the congressional interest and concern caused by these high prices, GAO undertook a study to address the (1) factors that influence natural gas price volatility and the high prices of 2000-2001; (2) federal government's role in ensuring that natural gas prices...
The Energy Information Administration Needs To Strengthen Its Computer Systems Development Procedures
RCED-84-42: Published: Jan 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
GAO reviewed Energy Information Administration (EIA) procedures for developing automated information systems, focusing on the application of those procedures to the development of an automated hydropower billing system for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EIA regularly provides computer systems development services for other Department of Energy components.GAO found that EIA did no...
Potential Administrative Impact of Implementing Selected Provisions of the Administration's Natural Gas Decontrol Plan (S. 615)
RCED-83-146: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the potential administrative impact of implementing selected provisions of the Natural Gas Consumer Regulatory Reform Amendments of 1983 on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the Economic Regulatory Administration (ERA). Specifically, GAO was asked to identify and analyze all provisi...
Natural Gas Reserves Estimates: A Good Federal Program Emerging, but Problems and Duplications Persist
EMD-78-68: Published: Jun 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1979.
The government relies on the natural gas reserves estimates published annually by an industry trade association, but the creditability of these estimates has been challenged in recent years because the data could not be independently verified. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is developing a program with an appropriate and comprehensive approach to collect these estimates.However, furth...