Energy costs (31 - 40 of 61 items)
Federal Electricity: Retail Competition Could Create Government Savings
RCED-97-244: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether the federal government could realize savings if, as expected, lower prices result from retail competition in the electricity market, focusing on the estimated quantities of electricity the federal government would have purchased without retail competition and the prices it would have paid during 1998 through 2015.GAO noted that: (1) retail...
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 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...
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 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'...
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...
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...
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...