Energy policy (41 - 50 of 77 items)
Delays and Uncertain Energy Savings in Program To Promote State Energy Conservation
EMD-80-97: Published: Sep 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1980.
The Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976 authorized four programs to encourage and facilitate the implementation of energy conservation and renewable-resource measures in residences, nonresidential buildings, and industrial plants. The act specifically requires GAO to review the four program aspects; program effectiveness, energy savings, an accounting by state of the State Energy Conser...
How the Petroleum Refining Industry Approaches Energy Conservation--A Case Study
EMD-80-55: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1980.
A review was made concerning conservation achievements in the petroleum refining industry, and the impact existing Federal energy conservation and fuel-switching programs have had in furthering conservation gains and encouraging switching to coal. The U.S. petroleum refining industry accounts for about 4 percent of total domestic energy consumption and over 10 percent of all energy consumed by the...
The Government Should Buy More Fuel-Efficient Trucks and Truck Tractors
EMD-80-27: Published: Feb 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1980.
In its continuing review of how Federal agencies have attempted to conserve energy, GAO surveyed the extent to which the Government was buying fuel-efficient commercial trucks and truck tractors. Currently, the Federal Government operates the largest fleet of commercial medium and heavy duty vehicles in the United States. Previous work indicated that the Government's use of fuel-efficient componen...
Uncertainties About the Effectiveness of Federal Programs To Make New Buildings More Energy Efficient
EMD-80-32: Published: Jan 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1980.
An evaluation is reported of the states' progress in developing and implementing thermal efficiency standards for new buildings as part of the State Energy Conservation Program. Issues are discussed which may impede the timely and effective implementation of building energy performance standards currently being developed by the Department of Energy (DOE). The State Energy Conservation program prov...
Hydropower--An Energy Source Whose Time Has Come Again
EMD-80-30: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.
There is an urgent need for the United States to develop its renewable energy resources and reduce its dependence on imported oil. One resource for which technology is available now is hydropower. The best prospects for the development of hydropower are at existing hydro sites where the dam structures are already built and the environmental impacts are few. Despite the administration's stated inte...
The Federal Government Needs a Comprehensive Program To Curb Its Energy Use
EMD-80-11: Published: Dec 12, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1979.
In the face of the Nation's growing dependency on foreign oil imports and the undesirable economic consequences, and despite legislative and executive directives, a comprehensive energy conservation program has not yet been developed. The Federal Government has not made a sufficient commitment to curb Federal energy consumption and needs a new perspective for reducing its energy use. In assessing...
Views on Legislation To Continue State and Local Government Involvement in Promoting National Energy Objectives
EMD-80-15: Published: Nov 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1979.
Legislation has been proposed which would continue State and local government involvement in promoting national energy objectives. Overall, GAO agreed with the thrust of the bill and believed that legislation of this type is necessary to develop the Federal/State partnership needed to address national energy problems. The proposed legislation would authorize $110 million annually to assist State a...
Energy Conservation in Federal Buildings: The Department of Energy's Role
110482: Sep 27, 1979
To date, most Federal Government energy savings have been achieved through relatively simple measures such as reducing equipment operating hours, adjusting thermostats, turning off lights, and some actions to retrofit existing buildings to make them more energy efficient. The Department of Energy (DOE) has reported that Federal energy use between 1973 and 1975 was reduced by over 26 percent. Since...
Information on Department of Energy's Management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-79-49: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Answers are presented to a series of congressionally generated questions concerning the management of the strategic petroleum reserve program by the Department of Energy.Prior review of the cost and feasibility of salt cavern storage raised questions concerning the need for better information to reduce risks and uncertainties regarding the suitability of specific caverns for storage. However, salt...
Need To Consider a Regional Petroleum Reserve for All Petroleum Products
EMD-79-14: Published: Mar 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1979.
A review of efforts by the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a strategic petroleum reserve has brought to light the fact that legislation which authorized the development of regional reserves has not been fully implemented. Specifically, DOE has failed to obtain sufficient data concerning demand and imports of refined petroleum products.The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires DOE to ann...