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Household energy use accounts for nearly one-fourth of all energy consumed in the United States, amounting to more than $200 billion per year spent by consumers. Recent increases in energy prices have heightened consumers' interest in making their households more energy efficient.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency political appointees' promises to disqualify themselves from certain regulatory matters to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest.
A study of the long-range analysis activities of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, and the Interior, the Energy Research and Development Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Energy Administration included an investigation of what long-range planning and policy...