Energy consumption (81 - 90 of 227 items)
Energy Security: Federal Responses to December 1989 Heating Fuel Shortages Were Limited
RCED-91-78: Published: Feb 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) alleged December 1989 heating fuel shortages; (2) the type of data the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) collected and its analyses of heating fuel supply and demand; (3) the impact of federal agencies' delayed processing of Jones Act waivers on heating fuel supplies; and (4) the impact of interruptible natur...
Gasoline Marketing: Premium Gasoline Overbuying May Be Occurring, but Extent Unknown
RCED-91-58: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether consumers were needlessly buying premium gasoline; (2) whether the higher retail price of premium gasoline included a greater price mark-up than that included in the retail price of regular gasoline; and (3) possible reasons for the price differences between premium and regular gasoline.GAO found that: (1) premium gasoline sales exce...
Long-Term Policies Needed to Address Energy Use and Price Volatility
T-RCED-90-105: Published: Sep 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the oil price increases that have taken place since Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. GAO noted that: (1) between August 1 and August 23, 1990, the price for oil futures increased from $21 per barrel to almost $32 per barrel before falling to about $27 on August 27; (2) retail gasoline prices increased about 10 cents a gallon after a major oil spill in March 1989; (3) retail home heating oi...
Barriers To Installing Energy-Efficient Lighting in Federal Buildings
T-GGD-90-54: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
GAO discussed the barriers to installing energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs in federal buildings. GAO found that: (1) there was a lack of funding for investment in conservation technology; (2) during the last administration, energy conservation did not receive a high priority in government operations, and the dispersion of operating authority for government buildings makes central leadership di...
Nuclear Science: U.S. Electricity Needs and DOE's Civilian Reactor Development Program
RCED-90-151: Published: May 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) projected U.S. electricity needs through 1998; (2) whether the Department of Energy's (DOE) Civilian Reactor Development Program could help meet those needs; and (3) the views of utility company and nuclear industry officials on DOE efforts to promote advanced reactor development.GAO found that: (1) from 1989 to 1998, the summer demand for ele...
Energy Policy: Developing Strategies for Energy Policies in the 1990s
RCED-90-85: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy consumption; (2) increased dependence on imported oil from Persian Gulf sources; (3) uncertainty over the adequacy of future generating capacity; and (4) concern for the potentially adverse environmental effects of energy consumption.GAO found that: (1) since 1983, U.S. energy consumption...
Energy Security and the World Oil Market
T-RCED-90-12: Published: Nov 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
GAO discussed the possible economic and other impacts of an oil supply disruption. GAO noted that: (1) a major oil supply disruption would severely impact the entire economy; (2) U.S. oil consumption and dependence on external oil sources have increased since 1985 after a significant decline and are now approaching 1976 levels; (3) world oil production outside of the Organization of Petroleum Expo...
Energy Information: Status, Cost, and Need for Energy Consumption and Fuel Switching Data
RCED-89-98: Published: Apr 19, 1989. Publicly Released: May 22, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) energy information program data on industrial fuel switching, focusing on the: (1) status of information collected on industrial fuel use and fuel switching; (2) costs to government and industry to collect the information; and (3) need for the information.GAO found that: (1) EIA distr...
Energy Conservation: Federal Shared Energy Savings Contracting
RCED-89-99: Published: Apr 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of shared energy savings contracts.GAO found that: (1) as of November 30, 1988, only the U.S. Postal Service and the Army had awarded shared energy savings contracts; and (2) the Postal Service will achieve about $593,000 in cost savings over the life of its 7-year contract, and the Army will achieve about $3.5 million in savi...
Energy Security: An Overview of Changes in the World Oil Market
RCED-88-170: Published: Aug 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1988.
GAO evaluated changes in the world oil market to: (1) determine how U.S. vulnerability to an oil crisis has changed in the last decade; and (2) identify areas of potential significance to U.S. energy security.GAO found that: (1) lower oil imports and oil consumption have significantly curtailed U.S. and other major oil-importing countries' dependency on imported oil; (2) abundant oil supplies, inc...