Energy demand (21 - 30 of 31 items)
Improved Energy Contingency Planning Is Needed To Manage Future Energy Shortages More Effectively
EMD-78-106: Published: Oct 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1978.
Because of increasing energy emergencies, such as the natural gas shortage during the 1976-77 winter and the threat of a lengthy coal strike during the 1977-78 winter, efforts were initiated to develop an energy emergency contingency plan. In November 1977, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued an Energy Emergency Planning Guide to Government and State officials.Although the guide was a reasonable...
Better Planning Needed To Deal with Shifting Regional Energy Demand
EMD-78-35: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
Since 1970 there has been a distinct movement of people and economic activity from the northeast and north-central regions to the southeast and southwest--sometimes referred to as the Sunbelt--and to the Rocky Mountain area. Such population and industry shifts alter the energy requirements of the regions affected.To be dealt with effectively, the energy implications associated with disparate regio...
Net Energy Analysis: Little Progress and Many Problems
EMD-77-57: Published: Aug 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1977.
Net energy is generally defined as the amount of energy available for consumption from a resource after subtracting the energy expended to locate, mine, transport, refine, convert, and deliver it to the customer. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has not used net energy analysis in analyzing and considering net yields of new energy technologies as much as intended by the Fe...
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...
Power Factor Requirements Imposed by the Federal Power Marketing Agencies on Their Customers to Promote and Improve Transmission Systems
B-114858: Published: Mar 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1977.
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America's Energy Futures
100197: Jan 19, 1977
The basic energy choices available to the United States depend on energy conservation. Total U.S. energy consumption more than doubled between 1950 and 1973. The Energy Policy Project (EPP) has concluded that the central energy problem in the next 25 years will not be the lack of energy resources per se, but the large potential for rapid growth in energy consumption. People want a reliable supply...
Review of FPC and FEA Actions in Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas Curtailments during the Winter of 1976-77
EMD-77-12: Published: Jan 13, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1977.
GAO was asked to examine whether there would be shortages of natural gas in the winter of 1976-77 and the need for gas curtailments, their effects, and what could be done to reduce their impact.As the Federal Power Commission (FPC) and the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) were working on this question, GAO did not think its independent assessment was necessary. Questions remain concerning Feder...
On Conservation and Innovation
100196: Nov 30, 1976
Government use of public policy to stimulate both conservation and innovation in the use of energy is explored. If we squander our resources, those in the future will pay for our excesses. Innovation in the search for energy can be consonant with conservation. Conservation will not work voluntarily, but will have to be imposed by government. Direct action is seen in rationing, import quotas, auto...
GAO's Energy Role
099415: Mar 16, 1976
GAO evaluated the future prospects for natural gas supply in this country and abroad. Even with deregulation, GAO concluded that the natural gas production is likely to continue its decline. Deregulation could, however, slow, and possibly arrest the rate of decline. Without it, production would decline even more steeply. It is not likely that the Nation will ever again achieve production in the am...