Energy research (111 - 120 of 316 items)
Nuclear Waste: Termination of Activities at Two Sites Proceeding in an Orderly Manner
RCED-89-66: Published: Feb 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to terminate nuclear waste repository program activities at the Basalt Waste Isolation Project in Washington and at the Salt Repository Project in Texas, focusing on: (1) DOE compliance with a legislative directive to cease site-specific activities by March 21, 1988; (2) the extent to which DOE continued suc...
Oil Reserve: Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30, 1988
RCED-89-63FS: Published: Jan 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing, operating, and filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the 6 months ended September 30, 1988.GAO found that, during that period, DOE: (1) added 9.7 million barrels of crude oil to SPR, increasing the inventory to 554.7 million barrels; (2) disbursed $130 million to the Mexican na...
Nuclear Science: Usefulness of Space Power Research to Ground-Based Nuclear Reactor Systems
RCED-89-17: Published: Dec 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed nuclear power systems experts on the potential usefulness of space nuclear power systems research to the development of civilian terrestrial nuclear power systems.GAO found that: (1) experts expected that the Department of Energy's (DOE) SP-100 Space Power Program and Multimegawatt Space Nuclear Power Program (MMW) would provide useful knowledge to...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-88-1: Published: Jul 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) evaluated the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) activities from October 1985 through June 1987.PART found that EIA: (1) significantly reduced its budget for quality maintenance investments from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987; (2) reduced its quality control contract budget by 25 percent; (3) shifted from...
Nuclear Science: History and Management of the DOE/Air Force Small Reactor Project
RCED-88-138: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the joint Department of Energy (DOE) and Air Force Small Reactor Project, focusing on its origin, history, and funding.GAO found that: (1) using DOE discretionary funds, the DOE laboratory at Los Alamos initiated the project in June 1983 to determine whether a small nuclear reactor could satisfy the Air Force's electric power...
Views on DOE's Clean Coal Technology Program
T-RCED-88-47A: Published: Jun 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
GAO summarized its discussion of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program. GAO noted that DOE: (1) funded seven projects with $227.5 million in federal funds and $529.8 million in nonfederal funds for the program's first phase; (2) experienced problems in finalizing cooperative agreements due to sponsors' difficulties with financial arrangements and sponsors' objections to pr...
Views on DOE's Clean Coal Technology Program
T-RCED-88-47: Published: Jun 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program, a cost-shared demonstration program designed to encourage the commercialization of emerging clean coal technologies. GAO noted that DOE: (1) funded seven projects with $227.5 million in federal funds and $529.8 million in nonfederal funds for the program's first phase; (2) experienced problems in finalizing cooperative a...
Nuclear Science: Challenges Facing Space Reactor Power Systems Development
RCED-88-23: Published: Dec 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) space nuclear development programs, specifically: (1) management and coordination among the sponsoring organizations; and (2) safety-related tasks associated with DOE program activities.GAO found that, although both the SP-100 Space Reactor Program and the Multimegawatt (MMW) Space Nuclear Power Pr...
Software Distribution: Review of the Department of Energy's National Energy Software Center
IMTEC-88-2: Published: Oct 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the activities of the Department of Energy's National Energy Software Center, particularly its handling of computer software requests by foreign countries and domestic users.GAO found that: (1) during an 18-month period, the center filled 69 domestic and 10 foreign requests for software; (2) general mathematics, computing systems,...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Department of Energy Needs Tighter Controls Over Reprocessing Information
RCED-87-150: Published: Aug 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined Department of Energy (DOE) activities that may assist foreign countries in the development of nuclear weapons material, focusing on DOE controls over: (1) dissemination of information related to the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel; (2) cooperative research activities it conducts with foreign countries; and (3) involvement of foreign nationals...