Energy supplies (21 - 30 of 65 items)
New England Can Reduce Its Oil Dependence Through Conservation and Renewable Resource Development
EMD-81-58: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
About 80 percent of New England's energy needs are met by oil, primarily foreign imports. As a result, electric rates and heating bills in the area are among the highest in the Nation. The region is vulnerable to oil supply disruptions, and its economy is drained to pay for foreign oil. New England has made significant strides since the oil embargo in its continuing efforts to reduce oil consumpti...
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...
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts in Implementing Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act
EMD-81-67: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
Passage of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act culminated over 3 years of legislative effort, which significantly expanded the authority and responsibility of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). During this period, GAO issued several reports on Northwest power issues and on legislative proposals to restructure BPA.Forecasts by regional utilities indicate that...
The Effects of Regulation on the Electric Utility Industry
EMD-81-35: Published: Mar 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1981.
Over the past decade, electric utility companies have been subjected to an increasing number of regulatory requirements by federal and state agencies. Compliance with these requirements has been and continues to be costly. There has been a growing concern that regulations are putting too great a burden on the economy. GAO reviewed the regulatory process as it has been applied to electric utility o...
The United States Exerts Limited Influence on the International Crude Oil Spot Market
EMD-80-98: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.
In 1979, the world oil market was in disarray. Crude oil prices more than doubled. Unified pricing by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crumbled as many of these countries first placed surcharges on the price of their oil, and then in a number of cases, imposed whatever prices they believed the market would bear. At the height of this turmoil, the international crude oil spo...
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...
Hypothetical Transfer of Construction Funds From Nuclear Powerplants to Electricity Conservation and Renewable Energies
EMD-80-71: Published: Apr 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1980.
GAO was requested to determine how much electric energy might be saved or produced if the construction funds presently budgeted to complete nuclear power plants WNP-4 and WNP-5 in Washington State were used instead for investments in electricity conservation and renewable energy sources. The study was based on data developed in an earlier GAO report which were adjusted to recognize changed conditi...
The 20-Percent Solar Energy Goal--Is There a Plan To Attain It?
EMD-80-64: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1980.
GAO was requested to examine the efforts being taken by the Administration and the Department of Energy to attain the President's goal of meeting 20 percent of the Nation's energy needs from solar resources by the year 2000. This goal assumed a strong, concerted effort by Federal, State, and local governments, private industry, and energy consumers. In his Solar Message of June 20, 1979, the Presi...
GAO Reports on Energy, Materials, and Related Topics--FY 1980
114640: Jan 1, 1980
GAO reports on energy, materials, and related topics from October 1, 1979, through September 9, 1980, are listed according to their dates of issuance. Organized by topics, the list includes: energy conservation, renewable energy resources, fossil fuels supply, nuclear power, economic regulation of energy, international energy, Federal energy resources, electric power, energy information, departmen...