Energy supplies (11 - 20 of 41 items)
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...
The Energy Security Dilemma
136528: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the current energy situation, future trends, and the dilemma the situation presents to the United States and other industrial nations. Since the 1970 oil shortages, many nations have made major changes in the world oil market to ensure their energy security through energy efficiency, development of additional resources,...
Analysis of Electric Utility Load Forecasting
RCED-83-170: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on electric utilities' load forecasting methodologies, the state-of-the-art in forecasting, key variables that are considered, and how energy conservation and cogeneration are addressed. It also identified weaknesses in current load forecasting procedures.GAO found that utilities use a variety of forecasting methodologies. Many small...
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...
Natural Gas Price Increases: A Preliminary Analysis
RCED-83-76: Published: Dec 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1982.
In response to congressional requests, GAO provided information concerning recent natural gas price increases and simultaneous reports of excess natural gas supplies. GAO prepared a preliminary analysis on: (1) the level and reasons for price increases; and (2) whether there is an excess supply and, if so, how it developed.GAO found that the prices paid by natural gas end-users vary considerably....
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...
Actions by the Bonneville Power Administration To Implement the Long-Term Contracting Provisions of P.L. 96-501
EMD-81-140: Published: Sep 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) statements about its responsibilities under P.L. 96-501 which requires it to offer initial long-term power sales contracts to customers. Congress had expressed concern that BPA might be seeking to have its customers sign power sales contracts earlier than what is necessitated by the timeframe set out in the...
Preliminary Information on Appliance Energy Labeling and Appliance Efficiency Standards
EMD-81-122: Published: Jul 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1981.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that selected consumer products bear labels which contain information on the product's energy efficiency and operating cost. The purpose of the program is to provide consumers with information that allows them to compare energy efficiency and operating costs of similar products when making purchase decisions. The National Energy Conservation Policy A...
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...
Implementation of Federal Coal Conversion Program
115033: Apr 23, 1981
The Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act (ESECA) and the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act (FUA) were enacted to increase coal use and decrease the use of oil and natural gas in large utility and industrial boilers. The developing trend toward voluntary conversion by electric utilities should lessen the regulatory effect needed to achieve existing federal coal conversion goals. GA...