Energy costs (41 - 50 of 61 items)
Natural Gas Price Increases in Los Angeles
RCED-84-178: Published: Jul 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO explained the various aspects of natural gas price increases, supplies, and regulations in the Los Angeles, California, area.GAO found that, for the year ending April 30, 1983, natural gas prices in Los Angeles were 61 percent higher than they were 2 years earlier. The dominant reason for the increase was the decline in the amount of old, low-cost gas. To r...
Removing Barriers to the Market Penetration of Methanol Fuels
123835: Apr 4, 1984
GAO discussed the use of methanol fuel as an alternative transportation fuel and described several methods to increase market growth. GAO noted that the Government could help reduce market uncertainty over usage requirements by developing appropriate emission standards. The Government could also establish an equivalency factor between methanol and gasoline to display methanol's fuel economy. GAO a...
Disconnection of Natural Gas Service to Residential Customers
RCED-84-70: Published: Nov 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) States' approaches to regulating disconnections of residential natural gas customers; (2) residential gas service disconnections and reconnections; and (3) States' heating assistance and weatherization programs to avert disconnections.GAO found that most States reviewed had established rules governing utility disconnections a...
State and Local Responses to Natural Gas Price Increases
RCED-83-142: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 10, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the ways by which natural gas distribution companies and State public utility commissions are responding to increased natural gas prices.GAO obtained information on what actions were being taken in the following areas: (1) rates charged by pipelines to distribution companies; (2) recovery of purchased gas costs by distributors; (3) rates charged b...
Validating Energy Savings From Projects Funded by Energy Conservation Investment Program
121514: Feb 4, 1983
GAO reviewed an August 31, 1982, Department of Defense (DOD) memorandum discussing the implementation of the Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP).GAO found that the ECIP project validation procedures set forth in the memorandum refine previous DOD validation efforts by providing more explicit direction on what is to be done by the services to conform to the requirements of the validation...
DOE Funds New Energy Technologies Without Estimating Potential Net Energy Yields
IPE-82-1: Published: Jul 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1982.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has questioned the feasibility and utility of using the net energy analysis method of determining the energy yield and efficiency produced by newly introduced technology as required by Public Laws 93-577 and 96-294. GAO examined the net energy concept to determine its methodological feasibility and cost effectiveness in DOE evaluations of programs which are eligible...
Information on the Department of Energy's Analyses To Determine the Need for Appliance Efficiency Standards
EMD-82-33: Published: Dec 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1982.
The National Energy Conservation Policy Act directs the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) to prescribe minimum energy efficiency standards for 13 types of products. The standards are to assure that covered products made available to consumers meet a specific level of energy efficiency, thus eliminating the less efficient products from the marketplace. The Act requires that any standard p...
Electric Power: Contemporary Issues and the Federal Role in Oversight and Regulation
EMD-82-8: Published: Dec 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1981.
GAO made a review to amplify and synthesize its work dealing with many facets of the electric power industry and to identify areas which may deserve further Federal consideration.Some of the problems confronting the electric power industry include maintaining a strong financial position, forecasting power needs, and deciding how best to balance supply and demand under a realm of regulatory require...
Costs and Financial Risks of Certain Liquefied Natural Gas Import Projects to U.S. Taxpayers and Gas Consumers
EMD-82-12: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO was requested to review several questions regarding two projects developed to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Algeria. These projects are known as the El Paso and Trunkline Projects. Specifically, GAO reviewed information regarding any U.S. subsidies, Government loans, and tax credits available to the owners and operators of LNG facilities and what costs have been passed on to gas cons...
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...