Energy conservation (51 - 60 of 358 items)
Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define the Key Policy Issues
RCED-91-66: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it sponsored to examine emerging energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy supply and demand; (2) energy and the environment; (3) management challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE); (4) the DOE nuclear weapons complex; and (5) energy research and development.GAO noted that: (1) a panel on the balancing energy supply and demand discussed securing sufficient and...
Oil Reserve: Some Concerns Remain About SPR Drawdown and Distribution
RCED-91-16: Published: Nov 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) drawdown plans, focusing on: (1) DOE capability for withdrawing and distributing SPR oil; (2) SPR compliance with pipeline safety requirements; and (3) the status of DOE actions to correct problems previously identified by GAO.GAO found that: (1) DOE estimated that it could withdraw...
Monte Canfield, Jr., 1974-1978
OP-17-OH: Published: Dec 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Monte Canfield, Jr., who served GAO from July 1974 to September 1978 as the Director of the Office of Energy and Special Projects and Director of the Energy and Minerals Division, focusing on the major studies completed during his tenure and the innovative review approaches and techniques he applied to GAO work. GAO conducted the interview as part of...
Long-Term Policies Needed to Address Energy Use and Price Volatility
T-RCED-90-105: Published: Sep 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the oil price increases that have taken place since Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. GAO noted that: (1) between August 1 and August 23, 1990, the price for oil futures increased from $21 per barrel to almost $32 per barrel before falling to about $27 on August 27; (2) retail gasoline prices increased about 10 cents a gallon after a major oil spill in March 1989; (3) retail home heating oi...
Energy R&D: Conservation Planning and Management Should Be Strengthened
RCED-90-195: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy conservation research and development (R&D) program, focusing on planning and management improvements that would increase program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) energy conservation R&D funding and staff declined substantially in 1980, reflecting the administration's view that conservation research should b...
Barriers To Installing Energy-Efficient Lighting in Federal Buildings
T-GGD-90-54: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
GAO discussed the barriers to installing energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs in federal buildings. GAO found that: (1) there was a lack of funding for investment in conservation technology; (2) during the last administration, energy conservation did not receive a high priority in government operations, and the dispersion of operating authority for government buildings makes central leadership di...
Energy R&D: DOE's Allocation of Funds for Basic and Applied Research and Development
RCED-90-148BR: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for allocating energy research and development (R&D) funds, focusing on: (1) how DOE prioritized and coordinated funding requests among R&D program areas; (2) how DOE priorities have evolved over the past 10 years; (3) how DOE distributed R&D funding; and (4) the extent to which DOE has invested in major dem...
[Comments on EPA Execution of Fuel Economy Testing]
B-217744.3: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Comments were requested on matters concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) execution of its fuel economy testing responsibilities under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program, including the: (1) statutory compliance of a recent final EPA rulemaking effort for future changes to test procedures; and (2) Center for Auto Safety's suggestion that another round of public notice and co...
DOE's State Energy Conservation Grant Programs
T-RCED-89-42: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
GAO discussed four Department of Energy (DOE) state energy conservation grant programs designed to help low-income persons meet home energy costs. GAO found that: (1) there was confusion regarding the procedures states could use to appeal DOE support office decisions on individual energy projects, since states believed that the procedures in the energy conservation and extension programs were pote...
Energy Conservation: Federal Shared Energy Savings Contracting
RCED-89-99: Published: Apr 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of shared energy savings contracts.GAO found that: (1) as of November 30, 1988, only the U.S. Postal Service and the Army had awarded shared energy savings contracts; and (2) the Postal Service will achieve about $593,000 in cost savings over the life of its 7-year contract, and the Army will achieve about $3.5 million in savi...