Appropriations (1 - 10 of 10 items)
Energy Research: Opportunities Exist to Recover Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects
RCED-96-141: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost-sharing arrangements it has with the private sector to fund technology development programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOE requires repayment of its investment in cost-shared technology development; and (2) advantages and disadvantages of repayment.GAO found that: (1) of the many cost-shared technolo...
Federal Research: Determination of the Best Qualified Sites for DOE's Super Collider
RCED-89-18: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the process for determining the best-qualified sites for the superconducting super collider (SSC), specifically the: (1) composition of the site evaluation committee; (2) committee's use of the Department of Energy's (DOE) technical evaluation and cost criteria; (3) impact of the DOE decision not to have the committee make site visits; (4) commi...
A Long-Term Plan Is Needed To Guide DOE and Multiprogram Laboratory Research and Development Activities
RCED-84-30: Published: Jan 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1984.
A review was completed of the Department of Energy's (DOE) research and development (R&D) planning activities to determine whether DOE provided sufficient planning direction to its nine contractor-operated research laboratories and whether this direction was based on long-term DOE R&D goals, objectives, and priorities.In March 1982, DOE initiated efforts to develop a 5-year R&D plan to identify it...
Opportunities for Improving Program Planning for Photovoltaic Research and Development
EMD-79-40: Published: Apr 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1979.
In a survey of the solar photovoltaic program of the Department of Energy (DOE), GAO attempted to identify ways to improve the development of photovoltaic devices. These devices, which convert sunlight directly to electricity, are at present too expensive to be of much help in solving the Nation's energy problems. Congress added new impetus to the program in 1978 by passing an act in support of a...
Award of Grant by the San Francisco Operations Office of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration for the Energy Awareness Project
EMD-78-14: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) awarded a grant to the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance for the purpose of increasing awareness of the national and local energy situation, including needs, issues, problems, and opportunities, among various groups throughout California. The grant was referred to as the Energy Awareness Project. Ten seminars held un...
House of Representatives' Amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration's Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 1978
EMD-77-73: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The House amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) authorization bill would substantially affect ERDA basis for setting its price for uranium enrichment services.The House bill would not allow a government enrichment price which covers such factors as business risk and return on equity. Failure to include such a component would perpetuate a barrier to private industry...
Deferral of Energy Research and Development Administration Budget Authority
OGC-77-23: Published: Jul 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1977.
A deferral of Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) budget authority for funds appropriated for the Intense Neutron Source Facility (INSF) project should have been, but was not, reported to the Congress by the President pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The INSF project is a Federal effort to study the effects of high-level neutron irradiation on metals and insulator...
Impoundments of Funds of Energy Research and Development Administration and Department of Commerce
OGC-77-17: Published: May 6, 1977. Publicly Released: May 6, 1977.
The President's 10th special message for fiscal year 1977 reported two new impoundments of Energy Research and Development Administration funds totalling $127.2 million for operating expenses and plant and capital equipment, and a revision to a previously transmitted Commerce Department deferral for Maritime Administration ship construction.GAO concluded that the information provided in the deferr...
Comments on Loan Guarantee Provisions of H.R. 13350, the 1977 Authorization Bill for the Energy Research and Development Administration
B-178726: Published: Jan 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1977.
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