Energy conservation (31 - 40 of 49 items)
The Department of Energy Should Provide Leadership To Assure Near-Term Gasoline Conservation Opportunities Are Realized
EMD-81-52: Published: Apr 13, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1981.
Gasoline conservation can play an important role in the next few years in helping reduce the Nation's dependence on foreign oil. Even though gasoline consumption has decreased over the past 2 years, additional gasoline savings are possible by accelerating improvements in vehicle fleet fuel efficiency, applying fuel-efficient driving practices, and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven. GAO e...
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 and the Energy Extension Service
114586: Mar 13, 1981
Outreach is the process of encouraging consumers through information to voluntarily implement energy conservation measures. GAO has examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in providing energy conservation outreach. The three central questions GAO addressed were: (1) how outreach can best motivate consumers to act; (2) what outreach techniques are used and emphasized by DOE and how well its...
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...
Comments on Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act--H.R. 8157
EMD-81-28: Published: Oct 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1980.
The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act broadens the Bonneville Power Administration's current authorities to market power from the Federal power system. It includes the authority to encourage conservation, and to acquire additional power from conventional, renewable, and other resources. It also provides for the protection, mitigation, and enhancement of fish and wildli...
Review of Energy Conservation Measures at Government Field Installations
909272: Aug 19, 1980
No summary is currently available...
Poor Management Has Reduced the Effectiveness of Tulsa Human Services Agency Programs
HRD-80-62: Published: May 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1980.
Pursuant to a Congressman's request, GAO reviewed the administration of the Tulsa Human Services Agency, the community action agency for Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Agency is a nonprofit community action agency which was established to help eliminate poverty in Tulsa County. The Agency operates several antipoverty programs which are more than 95 percent federally funded. Several Federal, Sta...
Slow Progress and Uncertain Energy Savings in Program To Weatherize Low-Income Households
EMD-80-59: Published: May 15, 1980. Publicly Released: May 15, 1980.
As required by Federal legislation, a review was undertaken of the Department of Energy's (DOE) weatherization assistance program and its covered activities during fiscal year 1978. Through fiscal year 1978, DOE and the Community Services Administration (CSA) administered nearly identical low-income weatherization programs. However, in fiscal year 1979, the CSA low-income weatherization program wa...
Federal Demonstrations of Solar Heating and Cooling on Private Residences--Only Limited Success
EMD-79-55: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
Pursuant to a 1974 act of Congress, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) initiated two programs to demonstrate the practical use of solar heating and cooling systems. ERDA gave the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) responsibility for the residential program and placed the Federal residence program under the direction of the Department of Defense. The act charge...
Organization and Management of the Department of Energy's Office of Conservation and Solar Applications
EMD-79-64: Published: May 18, 1979. Publicly Released: May 18, 1979.
An ongoing survey of the organization, management, and activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar Applications of the Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed certain matters which GAO believes warrant immediate top-management action.In the year and a half since DOE was established, a complete organizational structure for the Office has never been approved. There...