"The President's National Energy Plan combines proposed legislative, administrative, and budgetary actions aimed at solving the Nation's energy problems. The Plan is an important first step toward developing a national energy policy. GAO [General Accounting Office] believes it is a good start. GAO agrees with many of the Plan's specific initiatives and offers recommendations to improve others. GAO believes that the Plan, even if approved in its entirety by the Congress, will, in some cases, fall short of its established goals. GAO calls for the Congress to adopt a set of National Energy Goals and design a program that meets these goals, establish a set of milestones to judge progress in meeting these goals, and establish a set of standby initiatives if satisfactory progress is not being made."
Comptroller General of the United States, EMD-77-48
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