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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...
DOE Defederalization of the Laramie and Grand Forks Energy Technology Centers
RCED-84-34: Published: Nov 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1983.
In April 1983, the Department of Energy (DOE) defederalized its government-owned and -operated energy technology centers at Laramie, Wyoming, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, by transferring the centers to the Universities of Wyoming and North Dakota, respectively. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed the following: (1) the centers' funding; (2) the centers' established management stru...
Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project--Summer 1983
RCED-83-212: Published: Sep 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1983.
In its semiannual report on the Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee to the Great Plains Gasification Associates to build the Nation's first commercial-scale plant producing synthetic natural gas from coal, GAO reviewed how well the construction schedules are being met and how much has been spent, the economic viability of the project, the project's management, and DOE monitoring of the proje...
Analysis of Studies on Alternative Financing for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor
RCED-83-151: Published: May 12, 1983. Publicly Released: May 17, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the anticipated Department of Energy (DOE) report on the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project and to assess the alternatives presented by the Department of Energy for securing additional private financing.In the report, DOE stated that its approach was to develop Government technical input which the Breeder Reactor Corporation task force could use to develop private...
[GAO and Energy]
120855: Mar 23, 1983
In an address to an international energy conference, the work of GAO in the energy area was described. There are six strategic target areas of GAO energy work: (1) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); (2) emergency preparedness; (3) electricity supply and demand; (4) nuclear power regulation; (5) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and (6) the Pacific Northwest Power Act. In addition, GAO is expect...
The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor: Options for Deciding Future Pace and Direction
EMD-82-79: Published: Jul 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1982.
GAO was requested to assess its past positions regarding the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR).The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) is a potential means of providing this country with a long-term energy source. Both the LMFBR program and the CRBR continue to be controversial. There has been a continual erosion in the Government's estimates of anticipated growth of nuclear power. This si...
Unresolved Issues Resulting From Changes in DOE's Synthetic Fuels Commercialization Programs
EMD-81-128: Published: Aug 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO examined the changes in the Department of Energy's (DOE) synthetic fuels programs for coal liquefaction, coal gasification, and oil shale.DOE, under a congressionally sanctioned interim synthetic fuels program, has recently reached agreement to support three industry proposals aimed at commercial production of synthetic fuels. The Administration proposes to eliminate the DOE synthetic fuels co...
Liquefying Coal for Future Energy Needs
EMD-80-84: Published: Aug 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1980.
Coal liquefaction, the conversion of coal to a clean-burning, low-sulfur-content fuel, is a technology that can augment petroleum-derived products such as gasoline and boiler fuels and help meet the requirement for large supplies of liquid fuel. Direct liquefaction produces liquids through the interaction of coal and hydrogen at high temperature and pressure. Indirect liquefaction involves the gas...
U.S.-Japan Cooperative Efforts in Energy Research and Development
ID-80-36: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
Information was requested on the nature and status of United States-Japan cooperative efforts in energy research and development. In May 1979, the United States and Japan signed an agreement to cooperate on energy-related matters. This is an umbrella agreement for cooperation in several areas and is to run for 10 years. The initial areas to be emphasized are nuclear fusion and coal conversion. The...
Views on the Proposed "Hydrogen Fuel Development and Use Act of 1979"
EMD-80-B3: Published: Feb 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1980.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on H.R. 5399, the Hydrogen Fuel Development and Use Act of 1979. The bill would create a comprehensive goal-oriented hydrogen research, development, and demonstration program managed by the Department of Energy and would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide financial incentives to encourage the production and use of hydrogen fuel. Although GA...