Technology transfer (1 - 10 of 35 items)
Clean Coal Technology: Status of Projects and Sales of Demonstrated Technology
RCED-00-86R: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program, focusing on the: (1) status of 13 Clean Coal Technology projects that preliminary information indicated could have over $1 million in unspent funds; and (2) extent to which DOE's participants in completed projects have sold demonstrated Clean Coal technologies to coal use...
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety: Concerns With the International Atomic Energy Agency's Technical Cooperation Program
RCED-97-192: Published: Sep 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the purpose and effectiveness of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) technical cooperation program; (2) the cost of U.S. participation in IAEA's technical cooperation program; and (3) whether the United States ensures that the activities of IAEA's technical cooperation program do not conflict with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and...
Department of Energy: Solar and Renewable Resources Technologies Program
RCED-97-188: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Solar and Renewable Resources Technologies Program, focusing on the: (1) level of funding committed to research and development (R&D) and other activities in fiscal year 1998; (2) extent to which the Department of Energy's (DOE) costs have been shared with private industry and the type of cost-share arrangements; and (3) extent to which the funds have been competiti...
Energy Research: Opportunities Exist to Recover Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects
RCED-96-141: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost-sharing arrangements it has with the private sector to fund technology development programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOE requires repayment of its investment in cost-shared technology development; and (2) advantages and disadvantages of repayment.GAO found that: (1) of the many cost-shared technolo...
Department of Energy: A Framework for Restructuring DOE and Its Missions
RCED-95-197: Published: Aug 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1995.
Based on a series of earlier reports, GAO presented its overall view of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its missions.GAO found that: (1) in response to changing national priorities, DOE is restructuring its organization and processes to meet its new responsibilities ranging from environmental cleanup to industrial competitiveness, but these reforms do not resolve fundamental issues of its core...
DOE's National Laboratories: Adopting New Missions and Managing Effectively Pose Significant Challenges
T-RCED-94-113: Published: Feb 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changing missions for the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories, focusing on: (1) DOE difficulties in managing and evaluating its laboratories; (2) DOE challenges in providing assistance to industry; and (3) alternative methods for managing DOE laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) DOE national laboratories should be able to contribut...
Uranium Enrichment: DOE Needs to Pursue Alternative AVLIS Deployment Options
RCED-91-88: Published: Aug 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) demonstration and deployment of the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) program and the building of an AVLIS plant, focusing on technical, program, and economic issues.GAO found that: (1) independent experts believe that the AVLIS demonstration program will be successful, but the program will not provide the specific cost information needed f...
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...
Nuclear Science: Factors Leading to the Termination of the Antares Laser Research Program
RCED-90-160: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the termination of the Antares Laser Research Program at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory.GAO found that: (1) DOE terminated the laser research program at the end of fiscal year 1985 because of a technical problem; (2) Los Alamos discovered that long-wavelength lasers generated electrons that preheated...
Utilities' Potential Use of Clean Coal Technologies
T-RCED-90-56: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the results of its nationwide survey on utilities' plans to use clean coal technologies. GAO found that: (1) utilities planned to use clean coal technologies for only 5 percent of their coal-fired generating units; (2) consideration of specific technologies depended on the severity of emission reduction requirements, target dates for compliance, and present and future electricity dem...