Program evaluation (71 - 80 of 88 items)
Department of Energy's Gasoline Allocation Program
112915: Jul 24, 1980
GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) allocation information and the ability of DOE and State energy officials to act in critical supply shortage situations to allocate available supplies fairly and in accordance with priority needs. The 1979 gasoline shortage was an example of the Government's lack of preparedness to minimize the impacts of energy emergencies and a reminde...
Concerns Over the Department of Energy's Program and Organization for Developing and Promoting the Use of Alcohol Fuels
EMD-80-88: Published: Jul 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1980.
A recent review of the potential of alcohol for use as fuel for motor vehicles resulted in concern over the Federal efforts at exploiting this potential.The Department of Energy (DOE) has yet to develop a comprehensive program for alcohol fuels, including appropriate plans, goals, and strategies. The effectiveness of the recently created DOE Office of Alcohol Fuels may be impaired due to limitatio...
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...
Status of Efforts To Clean Up the Shut-Down Western New York Nuclear Service Center
EMD-80-69: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1980.
The Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) plant at West Valley, New York is the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility to have operated in the United States. The plant, which closed in 1972, reprocessed about 640 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel and generated about 600,000 gallons of high-level liquid nuclear waste during its 6-year operating period. In 1976, NFS decided not to reopen the...
U.S. International Energy Research and Development Program Management
ID-80-14: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts in cooperative international energy research and development arrangements were reviewed.The following needs were found: (1) mechanisms to identify potential cooperative international energy projects; (2) guidelines and criteria for determining a reasonable level of U.S. contribution; (3) opportunities for U.S. private sector competition; and (4) controls ov...
The Geothermal Loan Guarantee Program: Need for Improvements
EMD-80-26: Published: Jan 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1980.
The purpose of the geothermal loan guarantee program is to encourage and assist commercial development of useful energy from geothermal resources. The program is also intended to develop normal borrower-lender relationships which will in time encourage the flow of credit to assist geothermal development without the need for Federal assistance. The program is managed by the Department of Energy's (...
Geothermal Energy: Obstacles and Uncertainties Impede Its Widespread Use
EMD-80-36: Published: Jan 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1980.
Theoretically, geothermal resources are a virtually inexhaustible energy source. Although the government has spent nearly $500 million over the past 5 years, development and use of these resources has proceeded slowly. The Department of Energy (DOE) has the lead responsibility for the federal geothermal program and has tried to stimulate private industry and local public power authorities to comme...
The Participation of KMS Fusion, Inc., in the Department of Energy's Laser Fusion Program
EMD-78-67: Published: May 4, 1978. Publicly Released: May 4, 1978.
A 1976 contract between the Energy Research and Development Administration, now the Department of Energy (DOE), and KMS Fusion Inc. (KMS) covered the setting up and operation of a new laser, target experiments, target design and fabrication, and laser fusion theory. A 1977 contract provided for correcting problems with the laser system and further work in the areas of the 1976 contract. KMS has fu...
Licensing Practices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
105662: Apr 18, 1978
The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold a public hearing before it issues a license to construct a nuclear powerplant. This gives the public an opportunity to intervene or question licensing decisions and to resolve technical or environmental questions relating to the proposed construction. A recent report discussing the NRC's procedures for submittin...
The United Kingdom's Development of Its North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves
ID-77-51: Published: Sep 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1977.
The United Kingdom's (UK) philosophy, approach, and control over development of its North Sea oil and gas reserves was examined in order to gain pertinent information that could be useful to the United States for managing resources of the Outer Continental Shelf.The UK decision to adopt a policy of rapid exploration and development was facilitated by the basic resolution of mineral rights ownershi...