The Resource Federal energy management : agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters, [signed] Mark Gaffigan, United States Government Accountability Office

Federal energy management : agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters, [signed] Mark Gaffigan, United States Government Accountability Office

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Federal energy management : agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters
Title
Federal energy management
Title remainder
agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
[signed] Mark Gaffigan, United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
Agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives
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Language
eng
Summary
Federal agencies had mixed results in meeting the energy objectives for fleets in fiscal year 2007. First, all the agencies reported meeting or exceeding the requirement to acquire AFVs. However, they did so partly based on receiving credit for AFVs not subject to the requirement, as allowed by the DOE's implementing guidance. For example, AFVs outside large metropolitan areas do not count when agencies establish their acquisition targets, but they do count toward meeting the targets. Second--regarding the requirement to use only alternative fuel in AFVs--neither DOE nor the agencies reported on whether agencies were in compliance with the requirement for fiscal year 2007, even though they are required by law to make such reports. According to agency officials, current systems are unable to track alternative fuel use at the level necessary to assess compliance. However, data from 2006 indicate that agencies primarily fueled their AFVs with gasoline--not alternative fuel--and our analysis found no evidence that this changed in 2007. Data reliability is a concern with respect to the third and fourth objectives. While about half of the agencies reported increasing their alternative fuel use by 10 percent and about two-thirds reported reducing petroleum use by 2 percent in 2007, persistent data problems call these results into question. Finally, no agency acquired plug-in hybrid electric vehicles because they were not commercially available. Over the next few years, agencies will likely face challenges in meeting all but one of the fleet energy objectives. As they have over the past 4 years, agencies will likely continue to acquire the mandated percentage of AFVs. However, they will likely find it more difficult to meet both the requirement to fuel AFVs only with alternative fuel and the goal of increasing overall alternative fuel use by 10 percent annually because of the limited availability of alternative fuel. It is uncertain whether agencies will be able to reduce petroleum consumption annually by 2 percent in the near future, primarily because they will not be able to rely on alternative fuel to displace significant amounts of petroleum fuel. Furthermore, without better data, it will be difficult to judge agencies' progress in reducing petroleum consumption and increasing alternative fuel use. Some agencies have taken steps to address these issues and improve data quality, but with limited success. Finally, agencies will not be able to meet the goal of acquiring plug-in hybrid electric vehicles until they become commercially available
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federal national government publication
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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Gaffigan, Mark
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  • Government vehicles
  • Automobiles
  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Administrative agencies
  • Administrative agencies
  • Energy policy
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Federal energy management : agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters, [signed] Mark Gaffigan, United States Government Accountability Office
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Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 2, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-75R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17598985
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unknown
Extent
24 pages
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electronic
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 10/2/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0975r.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Type of computer file
Text (Technical report).
Label
Federal energy management : agencies are acquiring alternative fuel vehicles but face challenges in meeting other fleet objectives : correspondence to Congressional requesters, [signed] Mark Gaffigan, United States Government Accountability Office
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 2, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-75R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17598985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
24 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 10/2/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0975r.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Type of computer file
Text (Technical report).

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