Strategic planning (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Electricity Markets: Consumers Could Benefit from Demand Programs, but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-844: Published: Aug 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2004.
The efficient and reliable functioning of the more than $200 billion electric industry is vital to the lives of all Americans. As demonstrated in the 2003 black- out in the Northeast and the 2001 energy crisis in the West, changes in the cost and availability of electricity can have significant impacts on consumers and the national economy. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) supports...
Yucca Mountain: Persistent Quality Assurance Problems Could Delay Repository Licensing and Operation
GAO-04-460: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2004.
The Department of Energy (DOE) must obtain a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In licensing, a quality assurance program helps ensure that the information used to demonstrate the safety of the repository is defensible and well documented. DOE developed a corrective action plan in 2002 to fix recurring problems wi...
Nuclear Waste: Challenges and Savings Opportunities in DOE's High-Level Waste Cleanup Program
GAO-03-930T: Published: Jul 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2003.
The Department of Energy (DOE) oversees the treatment and disposal of 94 million gallons of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the nation's nuclear weapons program, 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 cleanup. GAO was asked to testify on the status of this initi...
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...
Department of Energy: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-823: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year 2002 performance report and fiscal 2002 performance plan as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 to assess DOE's progress in achieving five key outcomes identified as important mission areas for the agency. GAO found that DOE's performance report did not always effectively demonstrate the agency's progress i...
Department of Energy: Lessons Learned Incorporated Into Performance-Based Incentive Contracts
RCED-98-223: Published: Jul 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance-based incentives at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford, Idaho Falls, Rocky Flats, and Savannah River sites to determine: (1) the extent to which DOE has incorporated lessons learned in developing its fiscal year (FY) 1998 performance-based incentives; (2) whether these incentives incorporate the baseline measures in DOE's 10-y...
The Case for Regional Planning in Energy-Rich States
116150: Jan 1, 1981
Planning can buttress market processes if it provides accurate information to economic decisionmakers. GAO has studied the extent of long-term planning in the currently prosperous Southwest region of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana which has relied on the oil and gas industry as a major stimulus for economic growth. Both production and proven reserves of these nonrenewable resources are declining....