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Economic and Other Implications of Switching from Coal to Natural Gas at the Capitol Power Plant and at Electricity-Generating Units Nationwide
GAO-08-601R: Published: May 1, 2008. Publicly Released: May 1, 2008.
Elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several synthetic chemicals--in the atmosphere resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels and other sources have the potential to cause significant changes in the earth's climate. These potential impacts include shifts in sea level and weather patterns and could pose threats to coastal and other infrastruct...
Energy Policy: Other Nations' Policies to Reduce Oil and Coal Use in Transport and Industry
RCED-93-139: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined energy use in Canada, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea, focusing on: (1) factors influencing the type and amount of energy the countries use; and (2) the countries' key energy policies and programs to promote energy efficiency and oil and coal conservation in their industrial and transportation sectors.GAO found that: (1) the factors influenc...
Ukraine Energy: Conditions Affecting U.S. Trade and Investment
GGD-92-129: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the conditions affecting potential future U.S. investment in Ukraine's energy sector, focusing on: (1) trends and problems related to Ukraine's energy imports and production; (2) Ukraine's energy needs; (3) factors that discourage U.S. trade with and investment in Ukraine's energy sector; and (4) U.S. government efforts to aid Ukraine's energy sect...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-88-1: Published: Jul 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) evaluated the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) activities from October 1985 through June 1987.PART found that EIA: (1) significantly reduced its budget for quality maintenance investments from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987; (2) reduced its quality control contract budget by 25 percent; (3) shifted from...
Oil-Risk Insurance: Choosing the Best Buy
136530: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the ways the United States can insure itself against the risks of uncertain oil prices and supplies through energy efficiency. Since 1973, the United States gained 3.5 times as much new energy from savings as it lost from the decline in domestic hydrocarbon output and 78 percent more oil and gas than it lost in domestic...
Canadian Power Imports: Issues Related to Competitiveness
RCED-88-22: Published: Oct 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of imported power from Canada on domestic utilities to determine the: (1) extent of Canadian governmental subsidies to its electric power industry; (2) level and costs to Canadian and U.S. utilities of environmental standards applicable to fossil-fueled power plants; (3) impact of electricity imports on domestic coal producers; and (...
Canadian Power Imports: A Growing Source of U.S. Supply
RCED-86-119: Published: Apr 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the impact of Canadian power imports on the United States, specifically: (1) import pricing methods; (2) the cost-effectiveness of imports versus building new power plants in the United States; (3) increasing U.S. dependence on a foreign power source; (4) the technical reliability of importing large quantities of Canadian electricity; and (5)...
Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project--December 31, 1984
RCED-85-92: Published: May 28, 1985. Publicly Released: May 28, 1985.
Pursuant to the Department of Energy Act, GAO reviewed the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project, including: (1) the project's construction status; (2) disbursements of loan guarantee funds; (3) operational activities; (4) the status of proposed price-guarantee assistance to be provided by the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC); and (5) the project's financial viability.GAO found tha...
Impact of U.S. Synthetic Fuel Corporation's Proposed Financial Assistance to the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
126993: May 22, 1985
Testimony was given on the impact of the U.S. Synthetic Fuel Corporation's (SFC) proposed financial assistance to the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project. The testimony focused on the financial assistance already awarded, the proposed terms of price guarantee assistance, an analysis of possible additional assistance, and the government's options in the event of project abandonment. Since 1982,...
Analysis of Interior's Administration of the Duck Nest Creek Coal Lease Exchange
RCED-85-103: Published: Apr 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of the Interior's administration of the Duck Nest Creek Coal Lease Exchange to determine whether the exchange was legal and whether Interior's administrative procedures were adequate to ensure that the exchange was properly implemented.For federally owned coal deposits to qualify for exchange under authorizing legislation, Interio...