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A Primer on Oil Spill Liability Law
A complex landscape of damage costs, laws, and private and public interests will determine who pays, when, and how much.
Overhauling Auto Pollution Programs
Requiring permits to drive on high-ozone days could significantly curb vehicle pollution, according to new research by Senior Fellow Maureen Cropper and colleagues.
Using Ecosystem Damages in Oil Spill Liability
Assessments of ecological damage would help put a price tag on the gulf coast oil spill, but scientific barriers may ground such efforts.
The Implications of Choosing a “Hard” or “Soft” Price Collar
A new RFF paper analyzes how different options for controlling the costs of climate regulation in the United States fare in terms of expected emissions and overall program costs.
The Impact of Climate Change on the Forest Industry
Resources Magazine: In a warmer world, forests will overtake tundra regions and extra carbon could boost production, according to new research.
RFF Policy Leadership Forum: John Rowe
The Exelon CEO discussed recent trends affecting the relative cost-effectiveness of different strategies for reducing emissions from the power sector.
Using Labels to Sow the Seeds for Better Products
For markets such as fruits and vegetables, country labeling and minimum standards could boost profits and quality.
RFF and the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill
With oil-related energy, liability, and regulatory issues again at the forefront, RFF research on these issues provides context and insight into future implications.
Watch: Stemming the Spread of Global Drug Resistance
Drugs to treat malaria, infections, and other illnesses are losing effectiveness. RFF's expert panel explains why and suggests way to reverse this troubling trend.
Why We Need Accurate Maps of the World’s Forests
Resources Magazine: RFF researchers make the case for better forest maps and the space-based technologies that can make them a reality.
A New Collection of Best Thinking on Current Issues
RFF announces an anthology of thought-provoking and insightful contributions from leading researchers in key climate, environmental, and energy fields. Issues of the Day, a reference for policy practitioners, is now available for sale or download.
Applying Yesterday's Lessons to Tomorrow's Energy Policy
Weathervane: RFF President Phil Sharp testified yesterday before a Senate committe saying that the present energy landscape bears strong resemblance to that of the 1970's.
Can the Clean Air Act Handle Offsets?
The Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to regulate greenhouse gases, but a new analysis finds that emissions offsets may not find a good fit for current clean air rules.
Taking the Measure of Forest Carbon
Resources Magazine: A look at the Forest Carbon Index, an ambitious project integrating global datasets to illuminate the geography of the emissions offset market.
Climate Policy’s Uncertain Outcomes for Households
RFF researchers analyze allowance allocation provisions of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation, finding significant cost uncertainty regarding emissions reductions and energy efficiency gains.
How Will EPA Regulate Greenhouse Gases?
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. An analysis by RFF researchers examines how the government will manage oversight of power plants and other stationary sources of emissions.
Do Ecolabels Really Have Environmental Benefits?
A new study looks at the growing trend in socially-responsible product certification, finding limited evidence that these labels boost environmental or socioeconomic benefits.
Event: A Natural Gas Revolution?
Our expert panel discusses how recent advances in shale gas recovery technology will shape energy and climate policy in the coming decades. Video, audio, and presentation available.
RFF Announces New Center on Energy Economics
To enhance understanding of forces affecting global and U.S. energy markets, RFF has created the Center on Energy Economics and Policy to monitor and evaluate developments in a crucial policy domain.
Taking Stock of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
RFF Senior Fellow Roger Sedjo finds that the impacts of a new federal biomass program on wood growers and processors may not be clear-cut.
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