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Department of Energy: Need To Reevaluate Its Role and Missions
T-RCED-95-85: Published: Jan 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
GAO discussed the role and missions of the Department of Energy (DOE). GAO noted that: (1) DOE missions and priorities have changed dramatically since 1977; (2) DOE budget priorities have shifted from energy research, conservation, and policymaking to weapons production and environmental cleanup; (3) DOE suffers from significant management problems, including poor management of the nuclear weapons...
Energy Conservation: Contractors' Efforts at Federally Owned Sites
RCED-94-96: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed energy use and conservation measures used at federally-owned, contractor-operated facilities, focusing on contractor incentives to reduce energy consumption.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force, Army, Navy, Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used over 4 percent of the federal government's total ann...
Naval Petroleum Reserve: Limited Opportunities Exist to Increase Revenues From Oil Sales in California
RCED-94-126: Published: May 24, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR) oil sales, focusing on whether: (1) NPR oil sales to Gulf Coast and mid-continent refiners would increase government revenues and result in higher prices for the remaining NPR oil in California; (2) there are barriers that impede the shipment of NPR oil to refiners; (3) the Department of Energy (DOE) can...
Energy Conservation: Federal Agencies' Funding Sources and Reporting Procedures
RCED-94-70: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: May 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the energy conservation activities at the six largest energy-consuming agencies--the Department of Defense, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)--focusing on: (1) energy expenditures, energy conservation-related sp...
Energy Conservation: Appliance Standards and Labeling Programs Can Be Improved
RCED-93-102: Published: Mar 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the federal energy efficiency standards program for household appliances.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Energy (DOE) upgraded efficiency standards for five types of appliances more than 16 months past its required deadline, and will be over 2 years behind schedule in upgrading standards for another nine appliances; (2) the appliance program'...
GAO Products on Bonneville Power Administration
RCED-93-133R: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of its work on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other related agencies involved in BPA system operations since the enactment of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act. GAO noted that its work: (1) included recommendations for agency actions and how the agency responded to the recommendations; and (...
OCG-93-13TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal energy and science issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the United States depends upon petroleum and other fossil fuels for 85 percent of its general energy consumption and 70 percent of its energy production; (2) petroleum's low price discouraged development of alternative fuels, limited ef...
Electricity Regulation: Electric Consumers Protection Act's Effects on Licensing Hydroelectric Dams
RCED-92-246: Published: Sep 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC): (1) efforts to implement the Electric Consumers Protection Act of 1986 (ECPA); (2) use of temporary licenses for projects seeking relicensing; (3) requirements for ensuring public safety at hydroelectric projects; (4) requests for additional power capacity at existing hydroelectric p...
Energy Reports and Testimony: 1991
RCED-92-120: Published: Jul 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
This annual index includes information on these and other U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) documents directly related to energy that were issued between January and December 1991. This index should be useful for general information and research purposes and for understanding energy issues that GAO is addressing...
Energy Conservation: Efforts Promoting More Efficient Electricity Use
T-RCED-92-74: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to increase the efficiency of electric energy use. GAO noted that: (1) utility-sponsored demand management programs are expected to avoid more than half of the growth in electricity demand that would otherwise occur by 2000; (2) levels of demand management activity vary widely among the states; (3) inhibitions to demand management programs include consumer reluctance to purch...