Energy conservation (71 - 80 of 117 items)
Uncertain Quality, Energy Savings, and Future Production Hamper the Weatherization Program
EMD-82-2: Published: Oct 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the need to improve the administration and effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) low-income weatherization assistance program. This program uses Federal funds to help low-income people improve the energy efficiency of their homes. GAO considered the program's effectiveness, energy savings, financial controls, and compliance monitoring.The number of homes weatherized by the...
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...
The United States Remains Unprepared for Oil Import Disruptions
EMD-81-117: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1981.
GAO examined the Federal Government's ability to cope with oil import disruptions, reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current contingency programs and organization for dealing with oil shortages, and suggested ways to strengthen the Nation's energy emergency preparedness. In order to examine present emergency preparedness, GAO examined emergency programs for quickly incre...
Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective Equipment Should Be Installed in New Government Housing
EMD-81-93: Published: Sep 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1981.
GAO evaluated the efforts being made and the actions that could be taken to make Government housing more energy efficient.GAO believes that energy consumption could be substantially reduced in new housing if energy-efficient equipment were installed in Government owned, subsidized, and insured housing. Although Federal agencies have taken actions to conserve energy by reducing the heating and cool...
Preliminary Information on Appliance Energy Labeling and Appliance Efficiency Standards
EMD-81-122: Published: Jul 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1981.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that selected consumer products bear labels which contain information on the product's energy efficiency and operating cost. The purpose of the program is to provide consumers with information that allows them to compare energy efficiency and operating costs of similar products when making purchase decisions. The National Energy Conservation Policy A...
Analysis of Trends in Residential Energy Consumption
EMD-81-74: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
GAO analyzed the underlying trends in U.S. residential energy use in terms of the physical factors which determine that use. Estimates of future consumption were made on the basis of maintaining current levels of service, with some additional services included because recent trends suggest that they are likely to be demanded. The estimate of trends in U.S. residential energy use in the study were...
New England Can Reduce Its Oil Dependence Through Conservation and Renewable Resource Development
EMD-81-58A: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
GAO hired an energy consulting firm to analyze the potential impact that conservation and renewable energy could have on New England's energy situation. This report, Volume II of a two-volume report, contains the results of the analysis. Itis an assessment of the extent to which energy conservation measures and alternative supply options that are technically feasible and economically attractive co...
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...
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...
Slow Progress and Uncertain Energy Savings in Program To Weatherize Low-Income Households
EMD-80-59: Published: May 15, 1980. Publicly Released: May 15, 1980.
As required by Federal legislation, a review was undertaken of the Department of Energy's (DOE) weatherization assistance program and its covered activities during fiscal year 1978. Through fiscal year 1978, DOE and the Community Services Administration (CSA) administered nearly identical low-income weatherization programs. However, in fiscal year 1979, the CSA low-income weatherization program wa...