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National Energy Policy: Inventory of Major Federal Energy Programs and Status of Policy Recommendations
GAO-05-379: Published: Jun 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
The lives of most Americans are affected by energy. Increased energy demand and higher energy prices has led to concerns about dependable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. The federal government has adopted energy policies and implemented programs over the years that have focused on the appropriate role of the federal government in energy, attempting to achieve balance between supply...
Department of Energy: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-823: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year 2002 performance report and fiscal 2002 performance plan as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 to assess DOE's progress in achieving five key outcomes identified as important mission areas for the agency. GAO found that DOE's performance report did not always effectively demonstrate the agency's progress i...
Department of Energy: Value of Benefits Paid to Separated Contractor Workforce Varied Widely
RCED-97-33: Published: Jan 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) workforce restructuring plans, focusing on the: (1) types and amounts of benefits provided to separated employees; (2) distinctions DOE made in determining who should receive these benefits; (3) extent to which the contractors at DOE's facilities have to rehire workers or replace them with others having similar skil...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-5: Published: Feb 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1986.
GAO reviewed one deferral included in the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986. The deferral affects the Department of Energy's budget authority for the development, operation, and management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO found that: (1) $156.8 million of the deferred budget authority for the SPR account is a redeferral of budget authority that was subject to the 1...
Query Concerning Required SPR Fill Rate and Possible Impoundment of Funds
B-208196: Published: May 5, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO responded to questions concerning the required fill rate for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); whether the Department of Energy (DOE) is impounding funds by filling at the present rate; and what minimum SPR fill rate is required under the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act. GAO stated that the operative provisions of the act require a minimum fill rate of 220,000 barrels per day; however,...