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Activities of the Energy Information Administration

Published: May 07, 1979. Publicly Released: May 07, 1979.
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An evaluation was made of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which was established under the Department of Energy to provide unbiased energy data and independent and objective analyses. The organization's five operating groups are: Energy Data; Energy Information Validation; Applied Analysis; Energy Information Services; and Program Development. While the EIA is intended to be independent of the Department of Energy, which it functions within, the operation most susceptible to influence is the Office of Applied Analysis which uses a set of predictive computer models to forecast and analyze the impact of energy policy alternatives on energy supplies, demand, costs, and prices. The first year of existence for EIA was a year of transition during which the data gathering, dissemination, and analysis units from three previously separate Federal agencies were consolidated into a new organization.

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