Energy conservation (11 - 20 of 50 items)
Balanced Approach and Improved R&D Management Needed to Achieve Energy Efficiency Objectives
T-RCED-91-36: Published: Apr 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy conservation research and development (R&D) programs and the administration's National Energy Strategy (NES). GAO noted that: (1) NES was directed at increasing government R&D funding for long-term energy-efficient technologies, but did not address the possibility that energy prices may remain relatively low in the future; (2) the current low m...
Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define the Key Policy Issues
RCED-91-66: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it sponsored to examine emerging energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy supply and demand; (2) energy and the environment; (3) management challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE); (4) the DOE nuclear weapons complex; and (5) energy research and development.GAO noted that: (1) a panel on the balancing energy supply and demand discussed securing sufficient and...
Monte Canfield, Jr., 1974-1978
OP-17-OH: Published: Dec 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Monte Canfield, Jr., who served GAO from July 1974 to September 1978 as the Director of the Office of Energy and Special Projects and Director of the Energy and Minerals Division, focusing on the major studies completed during his tenure and the innovative review approaches and techniques he applied to GAO work. GAO conducted the interview as part of...
Long-Term Policies Needed to Address Energy Use and Price Volatility
T-RCED-90-105: Published: Sep 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the oil price increases that have taken place since Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. GAO noted that: (1) between August 1 and August 23, 1990, the price for oil futures increased from $21 per barrel to almost $32 per barrel before falling to about $27 on August 27; (2) retail gasoline prices increased about 10 cents a gallon after a major oil spill in March 1989; (3) retail home heating oi...
Energy R&D: Conservation Planning and Management Should Be Strengthened
RCED-90-195: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy conservation research and development (R&D) program, focusing on planning and management improvements that would increase program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) energy conservation R&D funding and staff declined substantially in 1980, reflecting the administration's view that conservation research should b...
Energy R&D: DOE's Allocation of Funds for Basic and Applied Research and Development
RCED-90-148BR: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for allocating energy research and development (R&D) funds, focusing on: (1) how DOE prioritized and coordinated funding requests among R&D program areas; (2) how DOE priorities have evolved over the past 10 years; (3) how DOE distributed R&D funding; and (4) the extent to which DOE has invested in major dem...
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...
Loss of Experienced Staff Affects Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs
EMD-82-100: Published: Jul 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the staffing of the Department of Energy's conservation, renewable energy, and State and local assistance programs.Fiscal year 1981 reductions in force and resignations at the Department of Energy (DOE) resulted in a loss of management and staff continuity as well as program monitoring ability at the State and local assistance level. DOE also ex...
Studies on Effectiveness of Energy Tax Incentives Are Inconclusive
EMD-82-20: Published: Mar 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1982.
GAO was requested to examine: (1) the ability of U.S. electric utilities to undertake future energy research and development activity in light of current Federal budget constraints; and (2) the effectiveness of existing Federal tax incentives for energy production and conservation.The review showed that existing analyses are limited and provide no definite answers. However, some studies have reach...
The Costs and Benefits of Alternative Funding Levels for the Department of Energy's Light Water Reactor Improvement Program
EMD-82-16: Published: Nov 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO offered comments on: (1) information provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) on the benefits and costs of continuing the funding for DOE's Light Water Reactor Improvement Program; and (2) the testimony of government and nuclear industry representatives at a hearing conducted jointly by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Energy Conservation and P...