Energy consumption (11 - 20 of 26 items)
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...
Information on Coal Conversion Activities at Selected Powerplants
RCED-84-168: Published: Jun 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) Coal Conversion Program, focusing on: (1) the conversion status of electric utility boilers included in the program since the passage of the Fuel Use Act; and (2) the future demand for and use of coal. In 1981, ERA authority to require industry to use alternatives to oil and natural gas was rescinde...
Information on Budget Reductions in Energy Information Administration Programs
123707: Mar 22, 1984
GAO provided information on budget reductions in Energy Information Administration (EIA) programs, addressing the question of their effects on six EIA programs. To adjust for a 38-percent budget reduction since fiscal year (FY) 1981, EIA consolidated or eliminated a number of its activities and programs. Nevertheless, EIA has been able to spend more moneys than appropriated in FY 1983 and 1984 bec...
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...
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...
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...
DOD Can Save Millions by Using Energy Efficient Centralized Aircraft Support Systems
PLRD-82-64: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 7, 1982.
GAO evaluated the actions taken by the Air Force and the Navy to use standard centralized aircraft support systems in lieu of mobile equipment to provide air and electric power to support aircraft while on the ground.The Department of Defense can save millions of dollars annually and can reduce consumption of fuel now being used to operate mobile, ground-support equipment by millions of gallons if...
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...
The Energy Conservation Program for Schools and Hospitals Can Be More Effective
EMD-81-47: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1981.
Schools and hospitals are major consumers of energy, and a substantial potential exists for them to reduce their energy consumption and costs through a variety of energy conservation actions. The Schools and Hospitals Program was established by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as a matching grant program to assist schools and hospitals in reducing their energy consumption. Funding of al...