Program evaluation (21 - 30 of 42 items)
The Energy Conservation Program for Schools and Hospitals Can Be More Effective
EMD-81-47: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1981.
Schools and hospitals are major consumers of energy, and a substantial potential exists for them to reduce their energy consumption and costs through a variety of energy conservation actions. The Schools and Hospitals Program was established by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as a matching grant program to assist schools and hospitals in reducing their energy consumption. Funding of al...
Residential Energy Conservation Outreach Activities--A New Federal Approach Needed
EMD-81-8: Published: Feb 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1981.
GAO evaluated the residential energy conservation outreach activities of the Department of Energy (DOE) by examining the contribution that outreach can make in achieving energy conservation, the effectiveness of alternative outreach techniques, and the current program direction and management of DOE.Consumers need to be aware of their energy conservation opportunities before they can act. If consu...
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...
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...
Review of Energy Conservation Measures at Government Field Installations
909272: Aug 19, 1980
No summary is currently available...
Poor Management Has Reduced the Effectiveness of Tulsa Human Services Agency Programs
HRD-80-62: Published: May 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1980.
Pursuant to a Congressman's request, GAO reviewed the administration of the Tulsa Human Services Agency, the community action agency for Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Agency is a nonprofit community action agency which was established to help eliminate poverty in Tulsa County. The Agency operates several antipoverty programs which are more than 95 percent federally funded. Several Federal, Sta...
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...
Low-Income Weatherization Programs
111952: Mar 26, 1980
GAO must report to Congress annually on the activities being carried out under the Department of Energy's (DOE) weatherization program, including energy savings, program effectiveness, financial controls, and compliance monitoring. At one time, both DOE and the Community Services Administration (CSA) were operating parallel weatherization programs. Weaknesses in the administration of the CSA progr...
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...
Results of Past Conservation Work
EMD-79-34: Published: Feb 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1979.
The cutoff of oil shipments from Iran has once again focused attention on the United States' continued dependence on substantial levels of oil from unrelaible foreign sources. A summary on recent reviews of energy conservation programs and policies indicates that the major problems which still need attention are: (1) the lack of consistent, specific planning which clearly identifies what contribut...