Energy supplies (71 - 80 of 324 items)
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act's Fish and Wildlife Provisions
RCED-84-166: Published: Aug 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed implementation of the fish and wildlife provisions of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Northwest Power Act), focusing on: (1) the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council's funding and staffing for its fish and wildlife activities; (2) criticisms of the Council's water budget, which is th...
Federal Fuel Ethanol Tax Incentives
124886: Aug 14, 1984
GAO discussed tax incentives to promote the development of the domestic fuel ethanol industry. Gasohol, a blend of ethanol and gasoline, is partially exempt from the federal gasoline excise tax. In addition, many states provide exemptions for gasohol from state excise taxes. GAO noted that the fuel ethanol industry appears to be dependent on tax incentives because of the disparity between the pric...
The Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Progress in Aiding Synthetic Fuels Development
RCED-84-46: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation's progress in meeting the objectives of the Energy Security Act; (2) the Corporation's success in encouraging private sponsor participation; (3) the reasons project sponsors have dropped specific projects; (4) whether other available financing options under the act would have been more effective than those us...
Further Actions Needed To Improve Emergency Preparedness Around Nuclear Powerplants
RCED-84-43: Published: Aug 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1984.
GAO reported on the adequacy of federal, state, and local offsite emergency planning and preparedness for mitigating the consequences of a nuclear power plant accident.GAO concluded that, although progress has been made since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, more can and should be done. GAO found that state and local emergency preparedness plans were developed and tested for all 54 operatin...
Plans To Award Additional Financial Assistance to the Union Oil Company Oil Shale Program
RCED-84-187: Published: Jul 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's plans to award up to $2.7 billion in assistance to Union Oil Company for phase II of an oil shale program were consistent with the Corporation's programmatic goals. GAO also reviewed whether the Corporation's awarding of financial assistance to the company for phase II was proper, since: (1) pha...
Information on the Department of Energy's Budgets for Enforcing Its Petroleum Allocation and Pricing Regulations and Its Process for Distributing Oil Company Overcharge Refunds
RCED-84-52: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: May 11, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) budget for enforcing the Department of Energy's (DOE) petroleum allocation and pricing regulations. In addition, GAO included information on the Office of Hearing and Appeals' (OHA) fiscal year 1981-84 budgets and the DOE process for resolving the cases involving funds collected from oil companies i...
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...
Status and Commercial Potential of the Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant
RCED-84-21: Published: Mar 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of the Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant and its potential for becoming operational as a commercial venture.Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant is a partially constructed plant valued at about $500 million. The plant was officially closed on December 31, 1983. While GAO could not predict that the plant can be licensed and successfully operated, it...
DOE's Safety and Health Oversight Program at Nuclear Facilities Could Be Strengthened
RCED-84-50: Published: Nov 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reexamined the Department of Energy's (DOE) oversight of nuclear facilities. Specifically, GAO discussed: (1) the extent to which findings in a DOE task force report corresponded or conflicted with findings in a previous GAO report; (2) whether recommendations in a DOE action plan will rectify problems outlined in the GAO report; (3) the extent to which the...
[Query Concerning Effect on Producers of Proposal To Decontrol Gas Prices]
B-213633: Published: Nov 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1983.
GAO stated that, in response to a congressional request, it is continuing its analysis of the possible effects of the proposed decontrol of "old" natural gas...