Energy conservation (41 - 50 of 65 items)
Oil in Reserve: How Much Is Enough?
090847: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Summer 1979...
The United States and International Energy Issues
EMD-78-105: Published: Dec 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1978.
GAO conducted a study of the major international energy issues facing the United States and other nations, which must be resolved before the adoption of sound, cohesive national energy policies, by interviewing 400 experts in 15 countries. GAO believes that the international ramifications of United States energy problems are not well understood or integrated into a coherent set of national energy...
Electric Energy Options Hold Great Promise for the Tennessee Valley Authority
EMD-78-91: Published: Nov 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1978.
Since its creation in 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has evolved into the largest steam coal consumer and electric power producer in the nation. If present plans are completed, it will also be the largest producer of nuclear power. This report, which is the first major review of the TVA power program since 1959, assesses the TVA energy-related problems in terms of numerous national pol...
GAO and the OCS
107947: Nov 3, 1978
GAO, through its investigations, reports, and recommendations to Congress, has frequently raised questions about the Department of the Interior's (DOI) management of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) operations, including its leasing practices. Particular attention has been focused on the lack of adequate data with regard to OCS resources. This has hampered DOI in making sound decisions on where, when...
GAO Work Involving Title V of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
EMD-78-88: Published: Oct 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1978.
Title V of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 authorized GAO to independently verify energy data and to inspect the books and records of private persons and companies. The act also directed that GAO annually report to Congress on energy or financial information reviewed under title V and to discusss actions taken to correct any noted deficiencies.As of July 31, 1978, GAO had requested...
Oil and Gas Accounting Standards
EMD-78-100: Published: Aug 4, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1978.
A provision of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with the involvement of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), develop accounting practices to be followed by oil and gas producers in reporting information to the Department of Energy. SEC is seeking to determine whether a formal statement (Statement No. 19) issued by FASB o...
Lower Cook Inlet: Another Example of More Data Needed for Appraising Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Resources
EMD-78-48: Published: Jun 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1978.
The nation greatly relies on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing program for meeting near-term domestic energy needs, particularly while new energy technologies and conservation actions are being developed. Decisions regarding where to lease and at what rate have a significant impact on the future production of OCS resources. The Department of the Interior's October 1977 sale of 135 oil and...
Department of Energy's Development of Contingency Plans for Dealing with Energy Supply Interruptions
EMD-78-59: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop plans for gasoline and diesel fuel rationing and emergency energy conservation and to furnish the proposed plans to Congress by June 1976. As DOE has been unable to finalize the plans, no plan has been forwarded to Congress. The time has come for DOE to furnish gasoline rationing and emergency energy conserva...
Priorities and Materials Allocations under Defense Production Act
ID-78-39: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
The Defense Production Act and its implementing regulations and procedures were reviewed to determine the procedures established for priorities and materials allocation support for energy programs. The Department of Commerce's Assistant Secretary for Industry and Trade has advised that it is difficult to estimate the potential demand for domestic steel or other materials under this program. Howeve...
Better Planning Needed To Deal with Shifting Regional Energy Demand
EMD-78-35: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
Since 1970 there has been a distinct movement of people and economic activity from the northeast and north-central regions to the southeast and southwest--sometimes referred to as the Sunbelt--and to the Rocky Mountain area. Such population and industry shifts alter the energy requirements of the regions affected.To be dealt with effectively, the energy implications associated with disparate regio...