Energy research (41 - 50 of 61 items)
The Multiprogram Laboratories: A National Resource for Nonnuclear Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration
EMD-78-62: Published: May 22, 1978. Publicly Released: May 22, 1978.
The eight multiprogram laboratories under the Department of Energy (DOE) are government-owned research and production facilities operated by university, industry, or nonprofit contractors. In the past, most of their resources have been directed toward nuclear energy, but they have more recently developed capabilities in the fields of nonnuclear energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D...
The Participation of KMS Fusion, Inc., in the Department of Energy's Laser Fusion Program
EMD-78-67: Published: May 4, 1978. Publicly Released: May 4, 1978.
A 1976 contract between the Energy Research and Development Administration, now the Department of Energy (DOE), and KMS Fusion Inc. (KMS) covered the setting up and operation of a new laser, target experiments, target design and fabrication, and laser fusion theory. A 1977 contract provided for correcting problems with the laser system and further work in the areas of the 1976 contract. KMS has fu...
Need for Improvements in the Evaluation System for Unsolicited Nuclear Fusion Research Proposals
EMD-78-63: Published: Apr 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1978.
The system the Department of Energy (DOE) uses for assessing unsolicited proposals in the fusion area needs to be improved to ensure that all potential approaches to fusion power are objectively and consistently evaluated. DOE Division of Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE), now the Office of Fusion Energy, uses varying procedures for reviewing unsolicited proposals. Proposals are sent to the national la...
Centrifuge Enrichment: Benefits and Risks
EMD-78-46: Published: Mar 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1978.
There are three government-owned uranium enrichment plants in the United States: at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; near Paducah, Kentucky; and near Portsmouth, Ohio. These uranium enrichment plants use gaseous diffusion to enrich the uranium, a technology the government has successfully used for 30 years. Because the capacity of the three plants is fully committed, in 1976 Congress authorized construction...
Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Role in Federal Efforts To Select Nuclear Fission Technologies for Future Development
EMD-78-44: Published: Mar 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1978.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) role in federal efforts to select nuclear fission technologies for future development needs to be strengthened. It is likely the President and Congress will use Department of Energy (DOE) proposals on which nuclear reactor and fuel cycle technologies should be selected for future research, development, and demonstration programs. Better decisions could be...
Examination of the Circumstances Surrounding a Grant Awarded by the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
EMD-78-13: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
House of Representatives' Amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration's Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 1978
EMD-77-73: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The House amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) authorization bill would substantially affect ERDA basis for setting its price for uranium enrichment services.The House bill would not allow a government enrichment price which covers such factors as business risk and return on equity. Failure to include such a component would perpetuate a barrier to private industry...
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...
Issues Related to the Closing of the Nuclear Fuel Services, Incorporated, Reprocessing Plant at West Valley, New York
102462: Jun 15, 1977
The West Valley, New York, nuclear reprocessing plant of Nuclear Fuel Services, Incorporated (NFS), was, prior to its closing, the only commercial reprocessing facility in the United States. Three questions now confront the State of New York, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA): What can be done with the plant and wastes? How much...
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...