Program management (61 - 70 of 88 items)
United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Project Selection Guidelines Need Clarification
EMD-81-129: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1981.
The project selection guidelines of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC) provide information on the process for evaluating proposals, the criteria to be used, and their relationship to the requirements of the Energy Security Act. GAO provided SFC with comments and recommendations for clarifying the guidelines and for implementing the selection process.It appears that the guidelines are consistent...
Full Development of OTEC's Potential May Be Impeded
EMD-81-62: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Program to ascertain the OTEC potential, the reasonableness of the DOE program approach, and related funding.DOE altered its program approach from researching and developing various possible OTEC options to emphasizing development of the most technically advanced systems. A comprehensive plan,...
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...
Residential Energy Conservation Outreach Activities--A New Federal Approach Needed
EMD-81-8: Published: Feb 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1981.
GAO evaluated the residential energy conservation outreach activities of the Department of Energy (DOE) by examining the contribution that outreach can make in achieving energy conservation, the effectiveness of alternative outreach techniques, and the current program direction and management of DOE.Consumers need to be aware of their energy conservation opportunities before they can act. If consu...
Management Problems Impede Success of DOE's Solar Energy Projects
EMD-81-10: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its solar energy research and development (R&D) projects.GAO found that: (1) DOE has taken important steps, such as instituting decentralized management, establishing a formalized management system, and initiating an automated contractor reporting system, to improve its R&D project management; (2) solar energy projects are continuing to e...
Solar Energy Research Institute and Regional Solar Energy Centers: Impediments to Their Effective Use
EMD-80-106: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1980.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has designated its Solar Energy Research Institute and Regional Solar Energy Centers as lead institutions for solar development and commercialization. Confusion and conflicts have existed over the roles of the Institute and the Regional Centers in the solar program.DOE has failed to assign to the Institute and the Regional Centers the responsibilities necessary to ac...
Natural Gas Incremental Pricing: A Complex Program With Uncertain Results and Impacts
EMD-80-96: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
Legislation requires the Federal Energy Commission (FERC) to implement an incremental pricing program under which designated industrial users of natural gas pay a surcharge for the gas they buy. The purpose of the surcharge is to transfer the higher deregulated prices of natural gas to industrial users, so they will pressure their suppliers to obtain natural gas at the lowest possible cost.FERC ha...
Oil and Gas Exploration of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
EMD-80-111: Published: Aug 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
GAO presented its reasons for believing that a leasing program is the best approach to developing potential oil and gas resources in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) and its reasons for encouraging early action by Congress on proposed legislation to accomplish this. In 1978 GAO, expressed concern that exploration activity might be brought to a conclusion and a decision made on the f...
Review of Energy Conservation Measures at Government Field Installations
909272: Aug 19, 1980
No summary is currently available...
Do NRC Plans Adequately Address Regulatory Deficiencies Highlighted by the Three Mile Island Accident?
EMD-80-76: Published: May 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1980.
As a result of the the numerous studies concerning the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Powerplant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) drafted the Three Mile Island Action Plan, which includes 51 major tasks that NRC believes are necessary to respond to the many investigations and studies of the accident. In evaluating the plan and the adequacy of the NRC process for prioritizing and...