Energy policy (31 - 40 of 77 items)
Agenda for Analysis of a National Energy Policy
B-178205.58: Published: Mar 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
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Proposed Regulations by the Department of the Interior and the Federal Energy Administration To Implement Section 522 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act Concerning Conflicts of Interests
B-103987: Published: Oct 26, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
Regulations proposed by the Department of the Interior and the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) to implement section 522 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, which concerns conflicts of interests, were reviewed. The specific areas reviewed included: (1) the manner in which the proposed regulations of each agency would apply the authority in subsection 522(c) of the act to grant exemptions...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
121312: May 6, 1983
GAO discussed issues relating to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and indicated areas for congressional concern and action. Specifically, GAO focused on the SPR fiscal year (FY) 1983 fill rate and the administration's budget request for FY 1984. GAO noted that the administration has made progress in filling the SPR and that under the law a lower fill rate is allowed if the President finds tha...
Deferral of SPR Budget Authority Not Reported to Congress
OGC-83-11: Published: May 5, 1983. Publicly Released: May 5, 1983.
GAO reported a deferral of budget authority provided for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) petroleum account which should have been, but was not, reported to Congress pursuant to the provisions of the Impoundment Control Act.GAO found that a total of $4.5 billion is available in the SPR account for oil deliveries in fiscal year (FY) 1983. GAO estimated that, at current prices, approximately $8...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of December 31, 1982
RCED-83-93: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1983.
This is the third in a series of reports GAO was requested to provide on the administration's progress in filling the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO discussed activities during the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1983 related to filling the SPR, establishing the FY 1983 fill rate, developing new permanent storage facilities, and determining the status of SPR f...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Substantial Progress Made, but Capacity and Oil Quality Concerns Remain
EMD-82-19: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is vital to the Nation's efforts to protect itself against oil embargoes or temporary oil shortages. GAO was asked to provide periodic status reports and an overall report on the Administration's efforts through fiscal year 1981 to fill SPR in compliance with the Energy Security Act.During fiscal year 1981, the Administration far surpassed the required minimum...
The United States Remains Unprepared for Oil Import Disruptions
EMD-81-117: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1981.
GAO examined the Federal Government's ability to cope with oil import disruptions, reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current contingency programs and organization for dealing with oil shortages, and suggested ways to strengthen the Nation's energy emergency preparedness. In order to examine present emergency preparedness, GAO examined emergency programs for quickly incre...
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts To Implement the Conservation Provisions of Public Law 96-501
EMD-81-99: Published: Jun 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1981.
GAO examined the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) assessment of electricity conservation potentials in the Pacific Northwest Region, analyzed BPA criteria for determining cost-effective conservation efforts, and considered the pace of its conservation efforts to determine whether the program should be accelerated.GAO believes that BPA has made a good faith first effort to implement the conser...
Activities of the Energy Information Administration
113743: Nov 13, 1980
An evaluation was made of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) by the Professional Audit Review Team (PART). In providing for the creation of EIA, Congress emphasized the need for a separate organization from DOE, capable of providing unbiased energy data and independent and objective analysis.PART found no reason to question the independence of EIA from t...