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What GAO Found As of October 2020, 3 years since the hurricanes destroyed much of Puerto Rico's electricity grid, neither the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) nor the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had approved long-term grid recovery projects in Puerto Rico.
What GAO FoundGAO identified three statesMaine, Montana, and Washingtonthat have developed pilot programs focused on replacing older manufactured homes using a combination of state and federal funds. The three programs were relatively small, accounting for about $4.
Rising energy prices and concerns about the environment have fueled interest in "green building"--resource-efficient construction and maintenance practices that reduce adverse impacts on the natural environment.
Following several hurricanes in 2005, the need to rebuild and repair destroyed and damaged homes and buildings in the Gulf Coast region may create opportunities for making energy efficiency improvements and realizing energy cost savings.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of gasoline octane certification and posting requirements.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, focusing on: (1) whether evidence exists of drinking water contamination from injection wells used in oil and gas production, known as Class II wells, and if so,...
GAO was asked to comment on issues concerning the legality of an impoundment of funds appropriated for the Solar Energy and Solar Energy Conservation Bank and the relevance of certain sections of the Energy Security Act and the Impoundment Control Act.