Energy supplies (21 - 30 of 61 items)
Industry Views on the Ability of the U.S. Photovoltaics Industry To Compete in Foreign Markets
ID-81-63: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
As requested by the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, views are presented from over 30 companies and experts in the U.S. photovoltaics industry on the competitiveness of U.S. firms in foreign markets and the Administration's proposed solar energy budget reductions. Also presented is a brief description of the solar en...
Preliminary Information on Appliance Energy Labeling and Appliance Efficiency Standards
EMD-81-122: Published: Jul 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1981.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that selected consumer products bear labels which contain information on the product's energy efficiency and operating cost. The purpose of the program is to provide consumers with information that allows them to compare energy efficiency and operating costs of similar products when making purchase decisions. The National Energy Conservation Policy A...
DOE's Assignment of Operating and Testing Responsibilities for OTEC-1
EMD-81-92: Published: Jun 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO examined several contractual procedures used by the Department of Energy (DOE) in assigning operating and testing responsibilities for its ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) test facility called, OTEC-1. These responsibilities were assigned to the Energy Technology Engineering Center, which is government-owned and contractor-operated. The examination was conducted in response to questions...
New England Can Reduce Its Oil Dependence Through Conservation and Renewable Resource Development
EMD-81-58A: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
GAO hired an energy consulting firm to analyze the potential impact that conservation and renewable energy could have on New England's energy situation. This report, Volume II of a two-volume report, contains the results of the analysis. Itis an assessment of the extent to which energy conservation measures and alternative supply options that are technically feasible and economically attractive co...
Termination Cost of the Clinch Breeder Reactor Plant Project
117082: May 11, 1981
In May 1979, GAO concluded that, if Congress chose to terminate the Clinch River Breeder Plant Project at the end of fiscal year 1979, the remaining Federal commitment would have been between $152 and $350 million. The Department of Energy now estimates that, if the Project is terminated as of September 30, 1981, the cost may be between $248 million and $422 million, depending on how the terminati...
Concern Over Efforts To Put in Place a Permanent Facility for Solar Energy Research Institute
EMD-81-68: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
GAO reviewed Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to put in place a planned permanent facility for the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in Golden, Colorado.GAO found that about $3 million has been spent over a 2-year period on designing the facility without the benefit of a clearly defined role for SERI in the national solar program or long-range requirements for the use of the SERI facility....
Electric Utilities' Concerns With the Department of Energy's Wind Energy Program
EMD-81-77: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The Wind Energy Systems Act of 1980 established an 8-year program of research, development, demonstration and technology applications for converting wind into electricity and mechanical energy. GAO conducted a survey of the wind energy program of the Department of Energy (DOE). The survey identified a number of needs and concerns which electric utilities have relative to the program. Some of the c...
Full Development of OTEC's Potential May Be Impeded
EMD-81-62: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Program to ascertain the OTEC potential, the reasonableness of the DOE program approach, and related funding.DOE altered its program approach from researching and developing various possible OTEC options to emphasizing development of the most technically advanced systems. A comprehensive plan,...
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts in Implementing Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act
EMD-81-67: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
Passage of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act culminated over 3 years of legislative effort, which significantly expanded the authority and responsibility of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). During this period, GAO issued several reports on Northwest power issues and on legislative proposals to restructure BPA.Forecasts by regional utilities indicate that...
Management Problems Impede Success of DOE's Solar Energy Projects
EMD-81-10: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its solar energy research and development (R&D) projects.GAO found that: (1) DOE has taken important steps, such as instituting decentralized management, establishing a formalized management system, and initiating an automated contractor reporting system, to improve its R&D project management; (2) solar energy projects are continuing to e...