Energy legislation (41 - 50 of 56 items)
The Need for National Energy Analysis
105661: Apr 11, 1978
H.R. 11678 addresses many of the issues concerning the need for national energy analysis that GAO has addressed over the past several years. There are five crucial steps to national energy planning which are required to put the Nation's long-range energy needs in perspective and design effective energy policy: (1) development of a set of realistic projections to show what the energy future will be...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a Regional Energy Corporation for the Pacific Northwest
EMD-77-61: Published: Aug 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1977.
H.R. 5862 is a bill to establish a regional energy corporation with power to generate and purchase, integrate and pool, and market all the electric energy in the Pacific Northwest region with emphasis on conservation of energy and a preferential rate for residential customers. The legislation would make significant changes in the present structure of the electric utility industry in the Pacific No...
An Evaluation of the National Energy Plan
EMD-77-48: Published: Jul 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1977.
The President's National Energy Plan combines proposed legislative, administrative, and budgetary actions aimed at solving the Nation's energy problems. This plan is an important first step toward developing a national energy policy.Prompt passage of effective legislation is essential if the country is to deal with energy problems in the remainder of this century. The plan proposed by the administ...
Energy: Issues Facing the 95th Congress
EMD-77-34: Published: Apr 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1977.
Major questions and concerns affecting the programs of each of the major energy agencies were investigated in an effort to aid Congress in its consideration of each agency's programs, as well as in its development of a cohesive energy policy, and to contribute to a better understanding of the energy problems facing the nation.Over $11 billion will be spent in fiscal year 1977 on energy problems, p...
Proposed Regulations to Implement Section 522 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act Concerning Conflicts of Interest
B-103987: Published: Apr 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Energy Reorganization Legislation
101911: Apr 19, 1977
Before a Department of Energy is established, Congress should address the issues relating to data, conservation, regulation, leasing, coordination, and GAO oversight of the Department's activities. The Professional Audit Review Team's continued existence should be discussed in the bill (H.R. 4236). The legislation should require the Department of Energy to have the same responsibility for automobi...
Energy Reorganization Legislation
100193: Mar 25, 1977
Of the various remedies that are available to close the gaps in the energy decisionmaking process, the recommended remedy is to create a Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR). The creation of a separate administration having statutory jurisdiction for energy data is advisable. Congress should utilize the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) in order to gather vital information on ener...
Energy Policy Decisionmaking, Organization, and National Energy Goals
EMD-77-31: Published: Mar 24, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1977.
Energy functions are divided among several agencies with responsibilities in the areas of energy conservation, development of nonrenewable energy resources, and energy price regulation.In each of these areas, there are needs for better coordination among agencies and for a system of priorities. Energy conservation has not received adequate emphasis because of lack of public concern and insufficien...
Speed Limit 55: Is It Achievable?
CED-77-27: Published: Feb 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1977.
The national 55 mile per hour (mph) speed limit law was enacted as a fuel conservation measure after the 1973 Arab oil embargo, and secondarily, to improve highway safety. Its effectiveness was evaluated from Department of Transportation (DOT) information, meetings with law enforcement and highway officials in five states, and discussions with regional safety administration offices.During the firs...