Energy consumption (61 - 70 of 227 items)
Response to Concerns About Alcohol Fuels Report
GGD-97-145R: Published: Jun 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
GAO responded to congressional concerns regarding its March 1997 report on the effects of alcohol fuels tax incentives.GAO noted that: (1) its report provides a straightforward and balanced discussion of the benefits and costs of the alcohol fuel incentives for ethanol producers, corn and other farmers, and consumers and producers of food and energy; (2) however, GAO's report is not a cost-benefit...
Energy Consumption: Federal Agencies' Electricity Use and Cost
RCED-97-97R: Published: Mar 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of electricity used in federal buildings and facilities; and (2) costs of this electricity from fiscal year (FY) 1986 through FY 1995. GAO did not verify the data obtained from the Department of Energy.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government used about 61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in FY 1995, the latest...
Energy Policy: DOE's Policy, Programs, and Issues Related to Electricity Conservation
RCED-97-107R: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy policy and programs as they relate to electricity conservation.GAO noted that: (1) as a component of the administration's overall sustainable energy strategy, DOE integrates electricity efficiency into its energy-efficiency and renewable energy policy and programs; (2) however, neither the admi...
Tax Policy: Effects of the Alcohol Fuels Tax Incentives
GGD-97-41: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information relating to tax incentives for alcohol fuels, focusing on: (1) whom the incentives benefit and disadvantage economically; (2) what environmental benefits, if any, the incentives have produced; (3) whether the incentives increased the nation's energy independence; and (4) the extent to which the partial exemption from the excise tax for...
Energy Security: Evaluating U.S. Vulnerability to Oil Supply Disruptions and Options for Mitigating Their Effects
RCED-97-6: Published: Dec 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Administration's 1995 National Energy Policy Plan (NEPP) in reducing the vulnerability of the U.S. economy to oil supply disruptions and price shocks, focusing on: (1) the economic benefits of importing oil compared with the potential economic costs of vulnerability to oil shocks; (2) the extent to which the U.S. economy's...
Bonneville Power Administration's Power Sales and Exchanges
RCED-95-257R: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) potential to increase its power sales and exchanges outside the Pacific Northwest, focusing on: (1) BPA current use of exchanges or sales of surplus power outside the region; and (2) major constraints to increasing such exchanges or sales. GAO noted that: (1) in 1994, out-of-region sales represented 3.6 p...
Electric Vehicles: Likely Consequences of U.S. and Other Nations' Programs and Policies
PEMD-95-7: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international electric vehicle (EV) development and commercialization programs, focusing on the: (1) current barriers to widespread EV implementation; (2) nature and extent of other nations' EV policies and programs; and (3) likely effects of introducing EV on the economy and the environment.GAO found that: (1) the viability of using electric vehic...
Gasohol: Federal Agencies' Use of Gasohol Limited by High Prices and Other Factors
RCED-95-41: Published: Dec 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of gasohol by federal agencies, focusing on: (1) federal agencies' gasohol use before and after the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993; (2) federal agencies' efforts to encourage gasohol use; and (3) the impediments to gasohol use.GAO found that: (1) the extent of the federal government's use of gasohol is unk...
Energy Policy: Ranking Options to Improve the Readiness of and Expand the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-94-259: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
GAO reviewed readiness and expansion options for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), focusing on: (1) eliminating problems related to the buildup of geothermal heat and gas in some crude oil in SPR; (2) replacing existing facilities and systems to extend the useful life of the reserve; (3) filling SPR to the current 750-million-barrel capacity or expanding and filling SPR to 1 billion barrels;...
Energy Conservation: Contractors' Efforts at Federally Owned Sites
RCED-94-96: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed energy use and conservation measures used at federally-owned, contractor-operated facilities, focusing on contractor incentives to reduce energy consumption.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force, Army, Navy, Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used over 4 percent of the federal government's total ann...