Energy legislation (21 - 30 of 56 items)
DOE Needs To Improve Timeliness of Third Annual Reports on Title I of PURPA
EMD-81-56: Published: Apr 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1981.
Title I of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act establishes three purposes: end-use conservation, utility efficiency, and equitable rates. To achieve the purposes, State regulatory authorities and nonregulated electric utilities must consider five regulatory standards and determine if such standards should be adopted for each electric utility for which it has ratemaking authority. States and...
Natural Gas Plan Needed To Provide Greater Protection for High-Priority and Critical Uses
EMD-81-27: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1981.
Conventional sources of natural gas supplies are being depleted. Federal natural gas legislation clearly shows Congress' intent to ensure the efficient use of natural gas over the long term. It has had very limited success in previous attempts to restrict consumption and growth in the natural gas market through means of a coal conversion program and an end-use curtailment policy. Natural gas polic...
Comments on Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act--H.R. 8157
EMD-81-28: Published: Oct 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1980.
The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act broadens the Bonneville Power Administration's current authorities to market power from the Federal power system. It includes the authority to encourage conservation, and to acquire additional power from conventional, renewable, and other resources. It also provides for the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of fish and wildli...
Proposed Oil Backout Legislation
EMD-80-B-6: Published: Jul 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Power Marketing Agencies Could Do More in Conservation and Renewable Resource Areas
EMD-80-85: Published: Jul 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1980.
During the past 2 years, GAO has looked at the future role of contributions of the federal power marketing agencies for assisting in carrying out national energy initiatives. It envisioned the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) becoming major contributors to demonstrating national energy priorities and paving the way for new areas in electricity...
Industrial Cogeneration--What It Is, How It Works, Its Potential
EMD-80-7: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
The role that cogeneration can play in the nation's efforts to conserve valuable energy resources was reviewed. The cogeneration of power and heat can be employed by both industry and utilities. Since these two sectors account for about half of the fuel consumed in the United States, their acceptance of this technology can assist in accomplishing the national goals of using fuels more efficiently...
S. 885, Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act
B-137458: Published: Nov 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1979.
The issue addressed was the extent to which the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning Council may direct, limit, or veto the actions of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The Council's primary responsibility would be to prepare a regional electric power plan within 2 years after the bill is enacted. The bill provides BPA with new authorities to implement conservation measures and to de...
Discussion of H.R. 3508, the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act
110660: Oct 19, 1979
Answers were given to questions relating to proposed legislation concerning the Bonneville Power Administration. The legislation could expose regional consumers to more rate increases from powerplant construction cost overruns. Bonneville's contracting practices did not provide adequate financial protection, and their oversight efforts were hindered by staffing weaknesses. These areas should be st...
Federal Demonstrations of Solar Heating and Cooling on Private Residences--Only Limited Success
EMD-79-55: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
Pursuant to a 1974 act of Congress, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) initiated two programs to demonstrate the practical use of solar heating and cooling systems. ERDA gave the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) responsibility for the residential program and placed the Federal residence program under the direction of the Department of Defense. The act charge...