Energy conservation (21 - 30 of 32 items)
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...
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...
Need To Minimize Risks of Using Salt Caverns for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-78-25: Published: Jan 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1978.
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) to create a strategic petroleum reserve to protect against interruptions in energy and petroleum product supplies. Oil for the reserve will be stored in caverns within salt domes and in salt and limestone mines. FEA identified nine potential sites--four salt domes, three salt mines, and two limestone mines--wit...
GAO Energy Digest
104263: Sep 1, 1977
The Energy Digest, the first in a series of planned topical digests, brings together all of the available unrestricted documents on energy-related matters that GAO has issued from July 1972 through March 1977. For the most part, this publication was derived from computerized GAO data bases.Designed to serve as a desk reference, the Energy Digest contains over 200 audit reports, special studies, le...
Net Energy Analysis: Little Progress and Many Problems
EMD-77-57: Published: Aug 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1977.
Net energy is generally defined as the amount of energy available for consumption from a resource after subtracting the energy expended to locate, mine, transport, refine, convert, and deliver it to the customer. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has not used net energy analysis in analyzing and considering net yields of new energy technologies as much as intended by the Fe...
Energy: Issues Facing the 95th Congress
EMD-77-34: Published: Apr 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1977.
Major questions and concerns affecting the programs of each of the major energy agencies were investigated in an effort to aid Congress in its consideration of each agency's programs, as well as in its development of a cohesive energy policy, and to contribute to a better understanding of the energy problems facing the nation.Over $11 billion will be spent in fiscal year 1977 on energy problems, p...
Energy Reorganization Legislation
100193: Mar 25, 1977
Of the various remedies that are available to close the gaps in the energy decisionmaking process, the recommended remedy is to create a Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR). The creation of a separate administration having statutory jurisdiction for energy data is advisable. Congress should utilize the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) in order to gather vital information on ener...
Domestic Energy Resource and Reserve Estimates--Uses, Limitations, and Needed Data
EMD-77-6: Published: Mar 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1977.
The usefulness of resource and reserve estimates of the Nation's primary energy fuels, including oil, gas, coal, and uranium, can be greatly improved. These estimates are prepared and reported on by Federal agencies.The estimates prepared have been an attempt to measure the potential short- and long-term domestic supplies of these fuels. Review of the reported energy resource and reserve estimates...
Issues Related to the Closing of the Nuclear Fuel Services, Incorporated, Reprocessing Plant at West Valley, New York
EMD-77-27: Published: Mar 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1977.
The Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) plant at West Valley, NY, the only commercial nuclear reprocessing facility operated in the United States, was closed in 1972 for modifications aimed at limiting effluent releases, reducing personnel exposures to radiation, and increasing plant capacity...
Improvements Needed in the Federal Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery Research, Development, and Demonstration Program
EMD-77-3: Published: Jan 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1977.
Improvements are needed in the Federal enhanced oil and gas recovery research, development, and demonstration program.Advanced methods to recover currently nonrecoverable oil and gas could contribute to reducing United States dependence on imported energy resources. Commercialization of many of these techniques will require more technology development. Other obstacles, primarily economic, also sta...