Program management (21 - 30 of 49 items)
DOD Efforts To Conserve Energy at Overseas Installations
EMD-78-34: Published: Feb 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
Energy conservation efforts were surveyed at 16 military installations in Hawaii, Guam, and four foreign countries to determine if the installations complied with Federal energy conservation regulations. Positive energy conservation programs were observed at locations where top management emphasized conservation. One factor contributing to positive conservation programs involved the exchange of in...
Opportunities for Improved Oil Recycling Still Exist
PLRD-82-113: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.
In response to a previous GAO recommendation, the Department of Defense (DOD) established an oil recycling and reuse policy and guidance for the military departments and defense agencies on the collection and disposition of used oils. GAO performed a follow-up review of how DOD activities collect and dispose of used oil.Many DOD installations and activities are not following the DOD guidance. GAO...
Views on Selected DOE Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs and Their Program Mandates
EMD-82-92: Published: Jun 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the extent to which the current administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has met the program mandates for its conservation and renewable energy programs.The funding provided for DOE conservation programs has grown and supports a wide range of activities. Some Federal conservation programs have contributed to reducing national energy use, and others have shown...
Loss of Experienced Staff Affects Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs
EMD-82-100: Published: Jul 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the staffing of the Department of Energy's conservation, renewable energy, and State and local assistance programs.Fiscal year 1981 reductions in force and resignations at the Department of Energy (DOE) resulted in a loss of management and staff continuity as well as program monitoring ability at the State and local assistance level. DOE also ex...
GSA Could Do More To Improve Energy Conservation in New Federal Buildings
PLRD-82-90: Published: Jul 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) ability to reduce energy consumption in newly designed federal buildings to meet the standards specified in Executive Order 12003.Ineffective communications concerning energy conservation requirements between the GSA Central Office, its regional offices, and architect-engineer (A/E) firms is one reason the firms are submitting unsatisfactory...
State Energy Conservation Program Needs Reassessing
EMD-82-39: Published: Apr 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1982.
As required by the Energy Conservation and Production Act, GAO made its annual report on program effectiveness, energy savings, financial controls, and compliance monitoring of the State Energy Conservation Program in six states. The report, which covers fiscal year (FY) 1979, has been updated to include 1980 data. The Administration's FY 1983 budget proposes to dismantle the Department of Energy...
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act by DOE's Bonneville Power Administration
116852: Nov 10, 1981
GAO reported on the manner in which the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is implementing the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which made BPA responsible for meeting the power needs of its customers in the least costly manner, establishing programs to conserve electricity, developing renewable energies, protecting fish and wildlife, and encouraging public partici...
Energy Conservation in the Federal Government
116827: Oct 23, 1981
The Federal Government has a an opportunity to significantly reduce its expenditures by conserving energy. It is the Nation's largest single energy consumer. Unfortunately, Federal energy consumption is on the rise. Identifying cost effective conservation measures nationwide and implementing corrective actions could result in substantial savings. Many of the legislative and Executive order mandate...
Ineffective Management of the Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program
EMD-81-113: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Appropriate Technology Small Grants (ATSG) program. GAO believes that the ATSG program can help overcome barriers to the development and use of energy-related appropriate technology.The broad ATSG program goals established by DOE appear to adequately reflect the legislative purposes of the program. However, GAO does not believe that DOE has managed the...
Energy Block Grants
115370: May 28, 1981
Recently, GAO has done work on a variety of energy conservation programs, including the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Department of Energy's (DOE) State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). Although the DOE program has significantly improved since late 1979, it is still hampered by a number of problems in the areas of program effectiveness, energy savings and priorities, and financial c...