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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency with the U.S. Department of Energy.  In addition to its comprehensive data collection program covering energy sources, end uses, and energy flows, the agency, at the request of Congress, will publish independent analysis of particular pieces of legislation.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides independent analysis of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Published studies and reports analysize the effects of current and proposed renewable energy legislation and policies on the economy.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the auditing arm of Congress. It investigates how agencies spend taxpayer dollars and advises federal executive agencies and Congress about how government programs could be improved. Published reports discuss the effective and efficient expenditure of federal funds, investigate allegations of illegal or improper activities, report on how well government programs and policies meet their objectives, and provide policy options for Congress for improvement.

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