Energy conservation (111 - 120 of 358 items)
[Request for Legal Opinion Concerning DOE]
B-217279: Published: Feb 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO gave a legal opinion concerning two ambiguous subsections in the Department of Energy Organization Act. GAO was asked whether: (1) the Secretary of Energy is authorized to assign a confirmed Assistant Secretary to an Acting Assistant Secretary position to perform a function different from that to which he was confirmed and, if so reassigned, what compens...
Overview of Selected Civilian Agencies' Progress in Achieving Energy Conservation
RCED-84-200: Published: Sep 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the efforts of 10 civilian agencies to meet established energy conservation goals to: (1) reduce overall energy use in existing buildings by 20 percent by 1985; (2) make all cost-effective retrofits to existing buildings by 1990; (3) make new buildings 45 percent more efficient than buildings existing in 1975; and (4) reduce petroleum use by 30...
Data Available From DOE and Private-Sector Sources To Address Selected Issues Regarding Heating Oil
124936: Aug 14, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized: (1) the types of information that would help explain heating oil pricing issues; (2) the difficulties involved in collecting such data; and (3) available information on heating oil price differences among states. GAO found that available data on heating inventories, sales, and prices cannot fully reflect rapidly changing developments in the heat...
Natural Gas in Philadelphia: Sources, Uses, and Prices
RCED-84-135: Published: May 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request to provide information on the natural gas situation in Philadelphia from 1975 to 1983, GAO focused on the operations of a municipally owned and regulated distribution company, the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) and its two major suppliers.GAO found that PGW total sales and number of customers fluctuated between 1975 and 1983 because of economic conditions, populat...
Additional Improvements Needed in Logistics Support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-84-12: Published: Apr 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop an integrated logistics support system for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage locations. The review was made as part of a comprehensive effort to evaluate DOE performance in developing, filling, and maintaining the SPR.During initial planning and construction of the SPR, emphasis was placed upon meeting oil storage goals a...
Status of the Federal Energy Management Program
RCED-84-86: Published: Mar 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and updated information concerning the management and coordination of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).In prior testimony, GAO concluded that FEMP lacked effectiveness and support and that legislative and executive order mandates were not being carried out....
DOE Needs To Evaluate Fully the Waste Management Effects of Extending the Useful Life of Nuclear Fuel
RCED-84-111: Published: Jan 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1984.
GAO determined whether the Department of Energy (DOE) needs to do more to evaluate the potential impact of extended nuclear fuel burnup under its program for accepting spent commercial nuclear fuel under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.GAO found that, although DOE supports commercial utilities' creating their own storage programs which extend the useful life of nuclear fuel, it is uncertain whether t...
Energy Conservation Measures at the Department of Agriculture Headquarters
089137: Jul 8, 1975
No summary is currently available...
Energy Conservation Measures at the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Headquarters
089133: Jul 18, 1975
No summary is currently available...