Energy supplies (11 - 20 of 61 items)
Federal Efforts To Control the Environmental and Health Effects of Synthetic Fuels Development
RCED-84-44: Published: Mar 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal role regarding the environmental and health effects of synthetic fuels projects.The U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC) was established under the Energy Security Act to provide financial assistance to encourage private industry to undertake projects that produce synthetic fuels. The Environmental Protection Agency and the states u...
Reasons for the Termination of, and DOE Losses in, a Geothermal Demonstration Powerplant Project
RCED-83-192: Published: Sep 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Baca Geothermal Demonstration Powerplant Project, a joint effort by DOE and industry to demonstrate the feasibility of operating an electric powerplant with steam obtained from a geothermal reservoir. The project was terminated when sufficient steam to operate the powerplant could not be obtained. Although the cost...
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...
Status of DOE's Implementation of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980
RCED-83-105: Published: Apr 29, 1983. Publicly Released: May 16, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980.GAO noted that the act calls for progressive development of fusion energy in terms of scientific feasibility and potential commercial applicability by the end of the century. The act also requires that DOE pursue the development of seve...
[Energy Supply and Demand Issues]
121291: Mar 23, 1983
Energy issues, a major area of GAO activity were presented; 13 strategic and major target areas of GAO work, 6 of which may generate high congressional interest, were identified. These are areas for which a series of building block efforts and a broad summary report within the next 2 years would be timely. Congressional interest in energy issues remains high, and GAO must continue to respond to th...
[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...
DOE's Decision To Defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center
RCED-83-109: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) alternatives which the Department of Energy (DOE) considered in making its decision to defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center and the cost/benefit analysis supporting that decision; and (2) the effects of the decision on the center's current employees, future research decisions, the nation's energy supply balance, technol...
Analysis of the Department of Energy's Clinch River Breeder Reactor Cost Estimate
RCED-83-74: Published: Dec 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) most recent cost estimate for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) project.In reviewing the CRBR project cost estimate, which has escalated from the authorized $699 million to a present estimate of $3.6 billion, GAO found no basis to question the appropriateness of the most recent cost estimate...
AID Renewable Energy Projects
ID-82-57: Published: Aug 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) efforts to promote renewable energy and fuelwood projects in developing countries.GAO believes that it is premature to evaluate the field projects, because the AID renewable energy and fuelwood projects are in early implementation stages. However, if AID is to meet its goals of easing energy constraints to development and assisting deve...
Probable Impacts of Budget Reductions on the Development and Use of Photovoltaic Energy Systems
EMD-82-60: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the reductions in the fiscal year 1982 Federal photovoltaic research and development budget on the achievement of the goals of reducing the average installed photovoltaic energy system cost and reaching a total annual photovoltaic energy system production of 2 million peak kilowatts. In addition, GAO obtained information on the pro...