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Less Regulatory Effort Needed To Achieve Federal Coal Conversion Goals
EMD-81-71: Published: Sep 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the implementation of the Power Plant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 to determine: (1) the status and likely achievements of the federal regulatory program to convert utility boilers to coal; and (2) the prospects for the use of coal in large new industrial boilers as compared to oil or natural gas.In its review, GAO found that, for existing boilers, utility efforts to...
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...
Electric Powerplant Cancellations and Delays
EMD-81-25: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The reasons for and potential effects of electric powerplant cancellations and delays on the utility industry's ability to continue providing adequate and reliable supplies of electricity are examined in detail.Five primary reasons for powerplant cancellations and delays were found, including: (1) the sharp decrease in the rate of increase in the demand for electricity since 1974; (2) difficulty i...
Oil and Natural Gas From Alaska, Canada, and Mexico--Only Limited Help for U.S.
EMD-80-72: Published: Sep 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1980.
The United States is 75 percent dependent on oil and natural gas for energy, and import dependency will continue through the 1990's. Estimates of domestic production include projections for Alaska, but because time is needed to issue leases, explore and develop drilling sites, build the transportation systems, and bring production on line, the outlook for increased oil and gas supplies from Alaska...
Prospects for a Stronger United States-Mexico Energy Relationship
ID-80-11: Published: May 1, 1980. Publicly Released: May 1, 1980.
Mexico currently has sufficient proven and probable reserves of oil and gas to sustain a production level high enough to make it a major world producer of these fuels within a decade. Moreover, the size of its reserves, 50 billion barrels of oil equivalents, and its potential, ultimately recoverable reserves of 200 billion barrels of oil equivalents, have important implications for a strong future...
Complications in Implementing Home Weatherization Programs for the Poor
HRD-78-149: Published: Aug 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1978.
To help combat the impact of rising energy costs on low-income individuals and to reduce national energy consumption, the Community Services Administration (CSA) insulates and repairs homes for the economically disadvantaged. As of December 1977, over $100 million had been provided in grants to more than 900 local community action agencies and other organizations. Also, the Department of Energy (D...
Comments on H.R. 6831, 'The National Energy Act'
EMD-77-45: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1977.
Comments on two sections of the proposed "National Energy Act" (H.R. 6831) dealing with national energy goals and Federal vanpooling were requested.Based on the Administration's own estimates, with few exceptions, the plan will fall short of its goals, even if fully implemented. The conservation provision of the plan will not much reduce energy demand, nor significantly stimulate domestic energy p...
Review of Accounting Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry
099359: Apr 28, 1976
The role of GAO in providing Congress with critical analyses of government options, policies, and proposals to assist Congress in considering new legislation is reviewed. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act conferred upon GAO a large responsibility and affected GAO's oversight work at the Federal Energy Administration (FEA). The Federal Energy Administration Act required GAO to monitor and eval...
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and Its Implications for GAO
090944: Jan 1, 1976
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Summer 1976...