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Electricity Management in the Pacific Northwest
110099: Jul 30, 1979
Two bills have been proposed to assure efficient and adequate power supplies for the Pacific Northwest by authorizing Bonneville to purchase power or generating capacity from conventional powerplants if conservation and renewable energy sources are insufficient to meet regional demand growth. GAO believes it is appropriate for Bonneville to help finance and provide technical and administrative sup...
TVA's Load Management Activities
EMD-79-44: Published: Apr 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1979.
Load management projects at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were evaluated in an attempt to determine their potential for application to the utility industry, and it appeared that water heater controls could be successfully implemented at this time. In October 1977, TVA approved a program to control existing water heaters in 400 homes, new 120-gallon water heaters in 100 homes, and space cond...
Complications in Implementing Home Weatherization Programs for the Poor
HRD-78-149: Published: Aug 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1978.
To help combat the impact of rising energy costs on low-income individuals and to reduce national energy consumption, the Community Services Administration (CSA) insulates and repairs homes for the economically disadvantaged. As of December 1977, over $100 million had been provided in grants to more than 900 local community action agencies and other organizations. Also, the Department of Energy (D...
Review of Energy Conservation by the Government
LCD-78-102: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
The performance of a Government-wide review of the potential conservation of energy through the replacement of existing Government-owned and leased communications/electronics with modern, more energy-efficient equipment and facilities would be a gigantic task. Existing plant investment is in excess of $50 billion by the Government and about $76 billion by the American Telephone and Telegraph Compa...
Comments on H.R. 6831, 'The National Energy Act'
EMD-77-45: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1977.
Comments on two sections of the proposed "National Energy Act" (H.R. 6831) dealing with national energy goals and Federal vanpooling were requested.Based on the Administration's own estimates, with few exceptions, the plan will fall short of its goals, even if fully implemented. The conservation provision of the plan will not much reduce energy demand, nor significantly stimulate domestic energy p...
Review of Accounting Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry
099359: Apr 28, 1976
The role of GAO in providing Congress with critical analyses of government options, policies, and proposals to assist Congress in considering new legislation is reviewed. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act conferred upon GAO a large responsibility and affected GAO's oversight work at the Federal Energy Administration (FEA). The Federal Energy Administration Act required GAO to monitor and eval...
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and Its Implications for GAO
090944: Jan 1, 1976
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Summer 1976...
National Ocean Policy Study
094570: Sep 28, 1974
This document discusses some of the issues regarding the proposed development of the OCS off the coast of California. If we decide to relieve the pressure to drill the OCS off the Califomia coast, a price must be paid. We must either put the burden on other sources and localities--who are no more anxious to develop their resources than are people here in Callfomia-- or we must all make the hard de...
How Federal Agencies Can Conserve Utilities and Reduce Their Cost
LCD-74-325: Published: Sep 17, 1974. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1974.
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