Energy costs (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Electricity Management in the Pacific Northwest
110099: Jul 30, 1979
Two bills have been proposed to assure efficient and adequate power supplies for the Pacific Northwest by authorizing Bonneville to purchase power or generating capacity from conventional powerplants if conservation and renewable energy sources are insufficient to meet regional demand growth. GAO believes it is appropriate for Bonneville to help finance and provide technical and administrative sup...
Commercializing Solar Heating: A National Strategy Needed
EMD-79-19: Published: Jul 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1979.
Solar heating systems warrant particular attention because of their advanced position of being economically and technically accepted relative to other solar technologies. Solar heating devices also have a large potential for use since more than 40 percent of the Nation's energy is used for heating purposes. Although the technical feasibility of using solar heating for a wide range of residential,...
Potential Savings through Purchase of Royalty Oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-79-1: Published: Oct 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1978.
A 1977 report to Congress stated that oil produced from Outer Continental Shelf and onshore federal leases, on which royalties are paid, could be purchased for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at substantial savings to the government. Department of Interior officials calculated that, based on May 1978 crude oil prices, royalty oil would be $3.01 a barrel less than the national average composite pri...
Energy Costs and Their Potential Impact on Small Business Relocations in New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania
105077: Feb 28, 1978
The electric utilities in New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania rely almost entirely on coal and oil to fuel their generators. Fuel supplies are obtained from a variety of sources at varying prices, but the majority of the utilities contract with more tha one supplier because they believe that multiple supply sources are necessary to ensure supply reliability. There appears to be an increased inter...
Uranium Enrichment Policies and Operations: Status and Future Needs
EMD-77-64: Published: Nov 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1977.
The three U.S. Government-owned uranium enrichment plants which prepare uranium for use as a nuclear reactor fuel provide enrichment services to all U.S. nuclear reactors, all Government research and weapons programs, and most foreign reactors.When additional enrichment plants beyond those currently planned will be needed depends largely on nuclear power growth, the U.S. share of the foreign enric...
Survey of Publications on Exploration, Development and Delivery of Alaskan Oil Market
EMD-77-11: Published: Jan 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1977.
Information was gathered from more than 100 publications on the feasibility, advisability, and building and operation of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.The existence of oil in Alaska has been known since about 1902. It is in a sandstone formation under heavy permafrost layer, near Prudhoe Bay and is the high-sulfur, heavy crude type. Leasing began in 1969, after which the lessees divided the are...