Energy consumption (71 - 80 of 227 items)
Energy Conservation: Federal Agencies' Funding Sources and Reporting Procedures
RCED-94-70: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: May 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the energy conservation activities at the six largest energy-consuming agencies--the Department of Defense, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)--focusing on: (1) energy expenditures, energy conservation-related sp...
Energy Policy: Other Nations' Policies to Reduce Oil and Coal Use in Transport and Industry
RCED-93-139: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined energy use in Canada, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea, focusing on: (1) factors influencing the type and amount of energy the countries use; and (2) the countries' key energy policies and programs to promote energy efficiency and oil and coal conservation in their industrial and transportation sectors.GAO found that: (1) the factors influenc...
Energy Policy: Changes Needed to Make National Energy Planning More Useful
RCED-93-29: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the national energy policy plans (NEPP) between 1979 and 1991, focusing on: (1) whether the plans comply with the Department of Energy Organization Act; (2) reasons for differences among the plans; and (3) changes that may be warranted in the energy planning process.GAO found that: (1) NEPP submissions since 1979 have varied significantly in their...
Energy Conservation: Appliance Standards and Labeling Programs Can Be Improved
RCED-93-102: Published: Mar 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the federal energy efficiency standards program for household appliances.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Energy (DOE) upgraded efficiency standards for five types of appliances more than 16 months past its required deadline, and will be over 2 years behind schedule in upgrading standards for another nine appliances; (2) the appliance program'...
Energy Security and Policy: Analysis of the Pricing of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products
RCED-93-17: Published: Mar 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO analyzed the pricing of crude oil and petroleum products under normal market conditions and during market shocks.GAO found that: (1) although the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) no longer sets prices for crude oil, members' decisions about the supply of oil can still have a significant impact on world oil prices; (2) crude oil is a scarc...
Gasohol: Federal Agencies' Use of Gasohol
T-RCED-92-73: Published: Jun 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1992.
GAO discussed the use of gasohol by federal agencies, focusing on: (1) gasohol's role in federal alternative fuels policy; (2) actual and potential federal consumption; and (3) the fuels industry's ability to supply gasohol to meet federal needs and other hindrances to gasohol use by federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) during the early 1980's, federal laws required federal agencies to increase t...
Energy Conservation: Efforts Promoting More Efficient Electricity Use
T-RCED-92-74: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to increase the efficiency of electric energy use. GAO noted that: (1) utility-sponsored demand management programs are expected to avoid more than half of the growth in electricity demand that would otherwise occur by 2000; (2) levels of demand management activity vary widely among the states; (3) inhibitions to demand management programs include consumer reluctance to purch...
GSA's Energy Conservation Efforts
T-GGD-92-32: Published: Apr 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1992.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to meet the Federal Energy Management Improvement Act's requirement that all federal agencies reduce by 1995 their energy usage by 10 percent from 1985 levels. GAO noted that: (1) in response to the legislation, GSA began taking a more proactive approach to energy conservation and, in 1990, developed a comprehensive energy reduction...
General Services Administration: A Status Report on Energy Conservation Efforts
GGD-92-22: Published: Jan 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to achieve the building energy reductions required by the Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of 1988, focusing on GSA efforts to: (1) reduce energy usage; and (2) meet the 10-percent energy reduction requirement in the buildings it owns and leases.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, GSA developed...
Electricity Supply: Utility Demand-Side Management Programs Can Reduce Electricity Use
RCED-92-13: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the potential electricity savings that could result from demand-side management (DSM) utility programs designed to reduce future electricity use; and (2) efforts by utilities, states, and federal power agencies to encourage efficient electricity use.GAO found that: (1) by 2000, regulators and utilities in nine selected states estimated reducti...