ERIC Number: ED195397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Delays and Uncertain Energy Savings in Program to Promote State Energy Conservation. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Presented is a study and assessment of the United States Department of Energy State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). The goal of the SECP is to reduce energy consumption in each state by 5% by 1980. However, it is unlikely that this goal will be attained or that the savings reported for 1978 are a valid measure of the program's impact on energy use. Before SECP can reach its potential, the Department of Energy needs to: (1) reevaluate SECP's progress to establish more realistic goals; (2) assure that energy savings are reported on a consistent and adequately supported basis; and (3) improve program financial and progress reporting and monitoring. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Federal Programs, Measurement Techniques, Money Management, Program Evaluation, Public Administration, Public Policy, State Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G St., N.W., Washington, DC 20548 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Department of Energy; Energy Consumption; State Energy Conservation Program