Energy conservation (11 - 20 of 42 items)
Views on Selected DOE Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs and Their Program Mandates
EMD-82-92: Published: Jun 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the extent to which the current administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has met the program mandates for its conservation and renewable energy programs.The funding provided for DOE conservation programs has grown and supports a wide range of activities. Some Federal conservation programs have contributed to reducing national energy use, and others have shown...
State Energy Conservation Program Needs Reassessing
EMD-82-39: Published: Apr 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1982.
As required by the Energy Conservation and Production Act, GAO made its annual report on program effectiveness, energy savings, financial controls, and compliance monitoring of the State Energy Conservation Program in six states. The report, which covers fiscal year (FY) 1979, has been updated to include 1980 data. The Administration's FY 1983 budget proposes to dismantle the Department of Energy...
The Residential Conservation Service: Issues Affecting the Program's Future
EMD-82-70: Published: Mar 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1982.
GAO conducted a review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Conservation Service (RCS) program to determine: (1) whether DOE has adequately administered the program and enforced its requirements; (2) the effect of recent budget and staffing reductions on the RCS program activities; (3) the current status and experience of state RCS programs; and (4) the potential effects of key changes...
The Department of Defense's Energy Conservation Investment Program Needs Closer Monitoring
EMD-82-4: Published: Jan 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide data on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects and funds because of a fear that ECIP funds were being used on non-energy conservation projects.GAO has stated that about $79 million in fiscal year 1979 and 1980 ECIP funds had been reallocated or could become available for reallocation to other military construc...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Substantial Progress Made, but Capacity and Oil Quality Concerns Remain
EMD-82-19: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is vital to the Nation's efforts to protect itself against oil embargoes or temporary oil shortages. GAO was asked to provide periodic status reports and an overall report on the Administration's efforts through fiscal year 1981 to fill SPR in compliance with the Energy Security Act.During fiscal year 1981, the Administration far surpassed the required minimum...
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act by DOE's Bonneville Power Administration
116852: Nov 10, 1981
GAO reported on the manner in which the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is implementing the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which made BPA responsible for meeting the power needs of its customers in the least costly manner, establishing programs to conserve electricity, developing renewable energies, protecting fish and wildlife, and encouraging public partici...
Uncertain Quality, Energy Savings, and Future Production Hamper the Weatherization Program
EMD-82-2: Published: Oct 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the need to improve the administration and effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) low-income weatherization assistance program. This program uses Federal funds to help low-income people improve the energy efficiency of their homes. GAO considered the program's effectiveness, energy savings, financial controls, and compliance monitoring.The number of homes weatherized by the...
Energy Conservation in the Federal Government
116827: Oct 23, 1981
The Federal Government has a an opportunity to significantly reduce its expenditures by conserving energy. It is the Nation's largest single energy consumer. Unfortunately, Federal energy consumption is on the rise. Identifying cost effective conservation measures nationwide and implementing corrective actions could result in substantial savings. Many of the legislative and Executive order mandate...
Bonneville Power Administration's Efforts To Implement the Conservation Provisions of Public Law 96-501
EMD-81-99: Published: Jun 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1981.
GAO examined the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) assessment of electricity conservation potentials in the Pacific Northwest Region, analyzed BPA criteria for determining cost-effective conservation efforts, and considered the pace of its conservation efforts to determine whether the program should be accelerated.GAO believes that BPA has made a good faith first effort to implement the conser...
Natural Gas Plan Needed To Provide Greater Protection for High-Priority and Critical Uses
EMD-81-27: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1981.
Conventional sources of natural gas supplies are being depleted. Federal natural gas legislation clearly shows Congress' intent to ensure the efficient use of natural gas over the long term. It has had very limited success in previous attempts to restrict consumption and growth in the natural gas market through means of a coal conversion program and an end-use curtailment policy. Natural gas polic...