Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GAO Report of the Week

GAO is a wonderful agency. It produces important, but dry reports on who knows what (e.g., Crop Insurance). It also throws out quirky little reports on random stuff, like this one: ENERGY STAR PROGRAM: Covert Testing Shows the Energy Star Program Certification Process Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse.

In short, GAO investigators were able to get energy certified some great products, such as:

  • Gas-Powered Alarm Clock
  • The highest efficiency Geothermal Heat Pump on market (no questions asked)
  • Refrigerator (approved and on the website within 24 hours, who said government isn't efficient?)

1 comment:

  1. the GAO does covert testing? that sounds a little fancy-dan for GAO.