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Economic and Other Implications of Switching from Coal to Natural Gas at the Capitol Power Plant and at Electricity-Generating Units Nationwide
GAO-08-601R: Published: May 1, 2008. Publicly Released: May 1, 2008.
Elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several synthetic chemicals--in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels and other sources have the potential to cause significant changes in the earth's climate. These potential impacts include shifts in sea level and weather patterns and could pose threats to coastal and other infrastruct...
National Energy Policy: Inventory of Major Federal Energy Programs and Status of Policy Recommendations
GAO-05-379: Published: Jun 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
The lives of most Americans are affected by energy. Increased energy demand and higher energy prices has led to concerns about dependable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. The federal government has adopted energy policies and implemented programs over the years that have focused on the appropriate role of the federal government in energy, attempting to achieve balance between supply...
Naval Petroleum Reserve: Limited Opportunities Exist to Increase Revenues From Oil Sales in California
RCED-94-126: Published: May 24, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR) oil sales, focusing on whether: (1) NPR oil sales to Gulf Coast and mid-continent refiners would increase government revenues and result in higher prices for the remaining NPR oil in California; (2) there are barriers that impede the shipment of NPR oil to refiners; (3) the Department of Energy (DOE) can...
GAO Products on Bonneville Power Administration
RCED-93-133R: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of its work on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other related agencies involved in BPA system operations since the enactment of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act. GAO noted that its work: (1) included recommendations for agency actions and how the agency responded to the recommendations; and (...
Energy Conservation: Efforts Promoting More Efficient Electricity Use
T-RCED-92-74: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to increase the efficiency of electric energy use. GAO noted that: (1) utility-sponsored demand management programs are expected to avoid more than half of the growth in electricity demand that would otherwise occur by 2000; (2) levels of demand management activity vary widely among the states; (3) inhibitions to demand management programs include consumer reluctance to purch...
Canadian Power Imports: Update on Electricity Imports in the Northeast
RCED-89-51: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information concerning the: (1) status of long-term firm-power contracts between Canadian utilities and utilities in the northeastern United States; and (2) reliability of one of the Canadian utility power systems serving northeastern United States utilities.GAO found that: (1) since 1986, northeastern U.S. utilities had signed two long-...
International Energy Agency: Plan To Provide Legal Defenses to Participating U.S. Oil Companies
NSIAD-88-89BR: Published: Feb 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to: (1) expand antitrust and breach-of-contract defenses to protect U.S. oil companies from possible legal suits for participating in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Emergency Oil Sharing System (ESS); and (2) resolve the problem of foreign...
Oil Reserve: Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1987
RCED-87-135FS: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing, operating, and filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1987.GAO found that: (1) as of March 31, 1987, the SPR inventory totalled 520 million barrels of crude oil; (2) during the quarter, DOE added 8.4 million barrels at an average rate...
Federal Electric Power: A Five-Year Status Report on the Pacific Northwest Power Act
RCED-87-6: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Pacific Northwest region's compliance with the Northwest Power Act in developing and implementing its electric power plans and fish and wildlife programs and its progress in achieving public involvement in decisionmaking activities.GAO found that: (1) although the Northwest Power Planning Council established and developed a regional power plan which gives priority to the developme...