Energy shortages (21 - 30 of 31 items)
Review of Energy Conservation Measures at Government Field Installations
089060: Jun 6, 1975
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Analysis of Justice Memorandum on President's Statutory Authorities in Oil Crises
OGC-83-6: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
GAO was asked to analyze documents prepared by the administration under the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982; one of these documents is a legal memorandum prepared by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.GAO found that the memorandum is a complete and accurate discussion of the statutes available to the President in various kinds of oil emergencies. However, GAO noted several...
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...
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...
Department of Energy's Gasoline Allocation Program
112915: Jul 24, 1980
GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) allocation information and the ability of DOE and State energy officials to act in critical supply shortage situations to allocate available supplies fairly and in accordance with priority needs. The 1979 gasoline shortage was an example of the Government's lack of preparedness to minimize the impacts of energy emergencies and a reminde...
Evaluation of Federal Actions in Response to the Iranian Oil Situation
EMD-79-88: Published: Aug 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1979.
In early March 1979, the United States entered into a commitment with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to lower petroleum consumption by up to 5 percent. This commitment would lessen the Nation's need for imports and thus help stabilize the world oil market, reduce upward pressures on oil prices, and rebuild petroleum stocks drawn during the cutoff. To achieve the IEA commitment, the Iranian...
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...
The National Energy Act of 1977
102460: Jun 8, 1977
U.S. Representative Jack Brooks requested GAO comments on the proposed National Energy Act, as well as the Federal vanpooling proposal. The Administration proposed that Congress adopt the following energy goals: reduce the growth rate of energy consumption; reduce oil imports; establish a Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increase coal production; insulate homes, and use solar energy in homes. GAO cons...
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...
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...