Energy conservation (31 - 40 of 48 items)
New England Can Reduce Its Oil Dependence Through Conservation and Renewable Resource Development
EMD-81-58: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1981.
About 80 percent of New England's energy needs are met by oil, primarily foreign imports. As a result, electric rates and heating bills in the area are among the highest in the Nation. The region is vulnerable to oil supply disruptions, and its economy is drained to pay for foreign oil. New England has made significant strides since the oil embargo in its continuing efforts to reduce oil consumpti...
Activities of the Energy Information Administration
113743: Nov 13, 1980
An evaluation was made of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) by the Professional Audit Review Team (PART). In providing for the creation of EIA, Congress emphasized the need for a separate organization from DOE, capable of providing unbiased energy data and independent and objective analysis.PART found no reason to question the independence of EIA from t...
The United States Exerts Limited Influence on the International Crude Oil Spot Market
EMD-80-98: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.
In 1979, the world oil market was in disarray. Crude oil prices more than doubled. Unified pricing by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crumbled as many of these countries first placed surcharges on the price of their oil, and then in a number of cases, imposed whatever prices they believed the market would bear. At the height of this turmoil, the international crude oil spo...
Energy Conservation: An Expanding Program Needing More Direction
EMD-80-82: Published: Jul 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Since 1977, the administration has repeatedly emphasized the importance of conservation to a national energy policy. Department of Energy (DOE) officials have stressed that conservation is the administration's highest priority energy program. Congress has also recognized the need to move the Nation toward greater energy efficiency through the passage of three major pieces of energy conservation le...
Prospects for Cooperation and Trade of Energy Resources Between the United States and Canada
ID-80-2: Published: Nov 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1979.
Because Canada and the United States are each other's largest trading partner, occupy the same continent, and share a stake in the future of Western democracies, the interdependencies have expanded into the area of energy. In March 1979, the two countries agreed to deal cooperatively with mutual energy problems. The Canadian Government, in cooperation with private industry, began to be concerned w...
Information on Department of Energy's Management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
EMD-79-49: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Answers are presented to a series of congressionally generated questions concerning the management of the strategic petroleum reserve program by the Department of Energy.Prior review of the cost and feasibility of salt cavern storage raised questions concerning the need for better information to reduce risks and uncertainties regarding the suitability of specific caverns for storage. However, salt...
Energy Measures To Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil
109116: Apr 8, 1979
GAO has done work in three areas regarding energy measures calculated to reduce United States dependence on oil imported from member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): conservation of existing oil supplies, development of non-OPEC sources, and transition to alternative energy sources. The United States has been relying heavily on foreign oil sources, leaving itsel...
Need To Consider a Regional Petroleum Reserve for All Petroleum Products
EMD-79-14: Published: Mar 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1979.
A review of efforts by the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a strategic petroleum reserve has brought to light the fact that legislation which authorized the development of regional reserves has not been fully implemented. Specifically, DOE has failed to obtain sufficient data concerning demand and imports of refined petroleum products.The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires DOE to ann...
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
108670: Feb 26, 1979
A progress report on an analysis of the optimum size for a U.S strategic petroleum reserve was presented. The following observations and conclusions were discussed: (1) research did not show that one billion barrels of oil was the optimum size reserve; (2) a recent analysis by the Department of Energy indicated that the largest potential supply shortfalls, 6.6 and 6.8 million barrels per day, wer...
Results of Past Conservation Work
EMD-79-34: Published: Feb 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1979.
The cutoff of oil shipments from Iran has once again focused attention on the United States' continued dependence on substantial levels of oil from unrelaible foreign sources. A summary on recent reviews of energy conservation programs and policies indicates that the major problems which still need attention are: (1) the lack of consistent, specific planning which clearly identifies what contribut...