Energy supplies (111 - 120 of 324 items)
Priority Support for Energy Programs Under the Defense Production Act
ID-82-60: Published: Sep 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Commerce procedures which pertain to priorities for acquiring steel to meet future energy requirements. The Defense Production Act of 1950 authorizes the President to give priority support to certain energy programs to maximize domestic energy supplies.The President is empowered by the Act to delegate authority f...
Status of the Administration's Implementation of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982
RCED-83-33: Published: Oct 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a status report on whether reports, which are to be prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE), would meet the statutory requirements and deadlines of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982.GAO stated that, since the reports are still in a very early stage of preparation, it could not offer a final conclusion on whether the reports' contents...
Information on the Cost of Plutonium Needed To Operate the Clinch River Breeder Reactor for Its 5-Year Demonstration
EMD-82-128: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the cost of supplying the plutonium needed to fuel the Clinch River Breeder Reactor for its planned 5-year demonstration scheduled to run from 1989 through 1993.GAO stated that the Department of Energy (DOE) needs about 6.2 million grams of plutonium for fuel fabrication during the 5-year demonstration. The only existing domestic source of pluto...
Clear Federal Policy Guidelines Needed for Future Canadian Power Imports
EMD-82-102: Published: Sep 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1982.
GAO reported on the necessity of a clear Federal policy for future Canadian power imports which, since the Middle East oil embargo of 1973-74, have increased sharply and will continue to increase because of proposed new interconnections. As a result, Canadian power purchases have lowered electricity prices, increased dependence on Canadian power, reduced domestic oil use, and affected the environm...
Opportunities for Improved Oil Recycling Still Exist
PLRD-82-113: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.
In response to a previous GAO recommendation, the Department of Defense (DOD) established an oil recycling and reuse policy and guidance for the military departments and defense agencies on the collection and disposition of used oils. GAO performed a follow-up review of how DOD activities collect and dispose of used oil.Many DOD installations and activities are not following the DOD guidance. GAO...
Need for Guidance and Controls on Royalty Rate Reductions for Federal Coal Leases
EMD-82-86: Published: Aug 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1982.
GAO discussed problems encountered by the Department of the Interior in its procedures for granting or denying requests for royalty rate reductions on federal coal leases. Since 1979 the Secretary has authorized eight reductions amounting to about $12 million in reduced federal revenues. Reduction requests were precipitated by recent legislative enactments and a 2-year departmental experiment that...
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...
Progress in Filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Continues, but Capacity Concerns Remain
EMD-82-112: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1982.
This is the first in a series of reports that GAO was requested to provide on the Administration's progress in filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and its compliance with applicable laws.The Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the SPR contained about 264.1 million barrels as of June 30, 1982. During fiscal year (FY) 1982, about 64.8 million barrels of oil have been delivered to SPR,...
The OMB Influence in Redesigning the Interior Department's Offshore Leasing and Development Program
EMD-82-93: Published: Jun 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Interior Department's proposed plan to accelerate offshore hydrocarbon leasing and development to determine the influence of non-Interior agencies in the development of the administration's program.The GAO review disclosed no evidence indicating that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had a substantial influence over the Interior rede...
Analysis of Bonneville Power Administration's Estimate To Bury Segments of Transmission Line in Montana
EMD-82-80: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) cost estimates to bury segments of high voltage transmission lines in Montana. Specifically, GAO was asked to: (1) evaluate the validity of the BPA cost data for burying portions of a "twin" 500 KV transmission line; and (2) analyze the general engineering reliability and safety considerations of burying such lines.GAO found t...