Energy conservation (1 - 10 of 42 items)
Defense Infrastructure: Energy Conservation Investment Program Needs Improved Reporting, Measurement, and Guidance
GAO-16-162: Published: Jan 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) collects information on how Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects are expected to perform when operational, including anticipated returns on investment and energy or water savings. While DOD annually notifies congressional committees of proposed ECIP projects and includes some of this performance information with the notification, it does not do so...
Recovery Act: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Recipients Face Challenges Meeting Legislative and Program Goals and Requirements
GAO-11-379: Published: Apr 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2011.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided $3.2 billion for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) to develop and manage projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions. The Recovery Act requires GAO to review funds made available under the act and to comment on recipients...
Federal Energy Management: GSA's Recovery Act Program Is on Track, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency, Performance Criteria, and Risk Management
GAO-10-630: Published: Jun 16, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided the General Services Administration (GSA) with $5.55 billion to invest in federal buildings and promote economic recovery. This funding includes $4.5 billion to convert buildings to high-performance green buildings (HPGB), which seek to reduce energy and water use, among other goals. GAO was asked to address the (1) steps G...
Nuclear Waste: Challenges to Achieving Potential Savings in DOE's High-Level Waste Cleanup Program
GAO-03-593: Published: Jun 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2003.
The Department of Energy (DOE) oversees one of the largest cleanup programs in history--the treatment and disposal of 94 million gallons of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the nation's nuclear weapons program. This waste is currently at DOE sites in Washington, Idaho, and South Carolina. In 2002, DOE began an initiative to reduce the estimated $105-billion cost and 70-year time frame of this...
Overview of Selected Civilian Agencies' Progress in Achieving Energy Conservation
RCED-84-200: Published: Sep 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the efforts of 10 civilian agencies to meet established energy conservation goals to: (1) reduce overall energy use in existing buildings by 20 percent by 1985; (2) make all cost-effective retrofits to existing buildings by 1990; (3) make new buildings 45 percent more efficient than buildings existing in 1975; and (4) reduce petroleum use by 30...
Status of the Federal Energy Management Program
RCED-84-86: Published: Mar 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and updated information concerning the management and coordination of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).In prior testimony, GAO concluded that FEMP lacked effectiveness and support and that legislative and executive order mandates were not being carried out....
DOE Needs To Evaluate Fully the Waste Management Effects of Extending the Useful Life of Nuclear Fuel
RCED-84-111: Published: Jan 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1984.
GAO determined whether the Department of Energy (DOE) needs to do more to evaluate the potential impact of extended nuclear fuel burnup under its program for accepting spent commercial nuclear fuel under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.GAO found that, although DOE supports commercial utilities' creating their own storage programs which extend the useful life of nuclear fuel, it is uncertain whether t...
Status of Various Electric Energy Conservation Programs, Activities, and Powerplant Capacities in the United States
RCED-83-193: Published: Sep 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of electric energy-related efficiency improvement programs and other electric-related activities nationwide.GAO found that Federal conservation programs are in various stages of implementation. Of the 14 programs reviewed, 6 are fully implemented, 6 are partially implemented, and the status of the other 2 could not be determined. The con...
Potential for Energy Conservation in Federal Office Buildings
089521: Sep 7, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Validating Energy Savings From Projects Funded by Energy Conservation Investment Program
121514: Feb 4, 1983
GAO reviewed an August 31, 1982, Department of Defense (DOD) memorandum discussing the implementation of the Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP).GAO found that the ECIP project validation procedures set forth in the memorandum refine previous DOD validation efforts by providing more explicit direction on what is to be done by the services to conform to the requirements of the validation...