Energy conservation (11 - 20 of 65 items)
Comments on a Plan for Obtaining Private Financing for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor
RCED-83-226: Published: Aug 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented a followup report of the progress of Department of Energy (DOE) plans to obtain private financing for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR). In an earlier review, GAO had found that plans issued by DOE and the CRBR financing company in March 1983: (1) represented the beginning of a process that would require much more work and a tradeoff betw...
Analysis of Electric Utility Load Forecasting
RCED-83-170: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on electric utilities' load forecasting methodologies, the state-of-the-art in forecasting, key variables that are considered, and how energy conservation and cogeneration are addressed. It also identified weaknesses in current load forecasting procedures.GAO found that utilities use a variety of forecasting methodologies. Many small...
The President's Seventh Special Message for FY 1983
OGC-83-12: Published: May 20, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
On April 21, 1983, the President's seventh special message for fiscal year 1983 was transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The special message proposed four new deferrals totaling $31,441,000 and a revision to a previously reported deferral which increased the amount deferred by $6 million.GAO reviewed the seventh special message and stated that it could not ident...
Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
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...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Substantial Progress Made, but Capacity and Oil Quality Concerns Remain
EMD-82-19: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is vital to the Nation's efforts to protect itself against oil embargoes or temporary oil shortages. GAO was asked to provide periodic status reports and an overall report on the Administration's efforts through fiscal year 1981 to fill SPR in compliance with the Energy Security Act.During fiscal year 1981, the Administration far surpassed the required minimum...
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act by DOE's Bonneville Power Administration
116852: Nov 10, 1981
GAO reported on the manner in which the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is implementing the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which made BPA responsible for meeting the power needs of its customers in the least costly manner, establishing programs to conserve electricity, developing renewable energies, protecting fish and wildlife, and encouraging public partici...
The United States Remains Unprepared for Oil Import Disruptions
EMD-81-117: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1981.
GAO examined the Federal Government's ability to cope with oil import disruptions, reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current contingency programs and organization for dealing with oil shortages, and suggested ways to strengthen the Nation's energy emergency preparedness. In order to examine present emergency preparedness, GAO examined emergency programs for quickly incre...
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...
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...