Energy research (121 - 130 of 316 items)
Energy Management: DOE/Martin Marietta Earnings Limitation Agreement
RCED-87-147: Published: Jul 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed an agreement to limit a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor's parent company's profits from an affiliated venture firm's investments in companies that are commercializing DOE-developed technology, or companies in which contractor personnel are involved as consultants, investors, or employees.GAO noted that: (1) the agreement requires the parent c...
Energy Management: Problems With Martin Marietta Energy Systems' Affiliate Relationships
RCED-87-70: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor's actions in operating the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory to determine whether: (1) the contractor's relationship with an affiliate violated DOE conflict-of-interest regulations; and (2) DOE maintained adequate control over the contractor's procedure for acquiring personal services from its parent company...
Energy R&D: Current and Potential Use of Enhanced Oil Recovery
RCED-86-181BR: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) domestic crude oil production and consumption; (2) current enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities and future prospects for increased production; (3) the impact of price changes on the number of stripper wells, which are a major potential EOR resource; and (4) the effects of price changes and the Department of Energy's (DOE) fisc...
Nuclear Science: Information on DOE Accelerators Should Be Better Disclosed in the Budget
RCED-86-79: Published: Apr 9, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on issues concerning: (1) the size and nature of the Department of Energy's (DOE) investment, prior to congressional approval, in new high-energy and nuclear physics accelerator facilities or major upgrades; and (2) the events and procedures leading to DOE review and approval for building a continuous electron beam accelerator facility.GAO found...
Nuclear Science: DOE Should Provide More Control in Its Accelerator Selection Process
RCED-86-108: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) review and selection process for approving the Southeastern Universities Research Association's proposal to plan, manage, and operate a continuous electron beam accelerator facility (CEBAF).GAO found that DOE used unsolicited proposals in selecting the facility's design, which resulted in DOE: (1) approving a contra...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-86-1: Published: Apr 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1986.
The Professional Audit Review Team (PART) presented the results of its evaluation of whether the Energy Information Administration (EIA) performed its activities independently, objectively, and professionally during fiscal years 1984 and 1985.PART found that: (1) although EIA has improved the management of its data and analyses, it has not established any standards detailing the scope and frequenc...
Concerning Report on Fossil Energy
B-178205.80: Published: Feb 14, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Procedures Need Strengthening in the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Conflict of Interest Program
RCED-84-98: Published: Sep 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the appropriateness of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's criteria for identifying confidential information and the consistency with which these criteria have been applied; (2) whether First Colony Project (FCP) information initially withheld from the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Comm...
The Funding of Generic Activities Within DOE's Office of Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
RCED-84-186: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed questions concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy's funding certain generic activities not previously identified in the DOE budget request. Specifically, GAO determined: (1) whether this practice is in accordance with DOE internal budgeting regulations; (2) the impact this practice has on DOE...
The Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Progress in Aiding Synthetic Fuels Development
RCED-84-46: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation's progress in meeting the objectives of the Energy Security Act; (2) the Corporation's success in encouraging private sponsor participation; (3) the reasons project sponsors have dropped specific projects; (4) whether other available financing options under the act would have been more effective than those us...