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Subtopic: Greenhouse gases 73 items found
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Safety Valve, Price Collars and Banking and Borrowing
Harrison Fell and Richard Morgenstern assess some of the leading options to manage costs in a cap-and-trade system and find potentially large efficiency gains.
Why We Need to Treat Nitrogen as a Systems Problem
In this week's commentary, Andrew Manale provides an insightful discussion of the sources of reactive nitrogen, its environmental impacts, and why a comprehensive portfolio of policy approaches is needed to contain nitrogen pollution.
Impact of Climate on Recreation
A new RFF Backgrounder assesses how changes in weather, water resources, and other climate change-related impacts will affect how Americans pursue their favorite outdoor recreational activities.
Pricing Carbon: Winners and Losers
Allocating the value of carbon permits or revenues from a CO2 auction is critical in determining who loses and who gains from climate policy changes. A new study examines the impacts across U.S. households and regions.
Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2 with Incomplete International Cooperation
How urgent is it that large emitters in the developing world be brought into an international agreement to control greenhouse gases? As discussed in this week’s policy commentary, the answer critically depends on the ultimate goals of climate policy.
Climate Change Abatement: Not "Stern" Enough?
In this week's commentary Dallas Burtraw and Thomas Sterner discuss whether moderate or aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gases is warranted on economic grounds.
A Symmetric Safety Valve
RFF scholars find that a cap-and-trade policy that includes a both a price floor and ceiling has significant advantages over a single-side “safety valve” approach that features only a cap.
House Testimony: Morgenstern on Climate Policy and Competitiveness
RFF Senior Fellow Richard Morgenstern testifies before the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, outlining approaches for addressing emission leakage.
State-Federal Climate Roles: Bridging the Gaps
An RFF policy conference looks at ways to accommodate new federal climate initiatives and existing state-level policies – and avoid imposition of pre-emptive actions by overlapping jurisdictions.
Policy Options for Addressing Greenhouse Gas Leakage
RFF Senior Fellow Carolyn Fischer and the International Trade Commission’s Alan Fox examine the challenges of designing policies to limit leakage of greenhouse gas emissions overseas that are both effective and consistent with international trade regimes.
Forest Carbon Literacy Lacking in Congress
A new RFF survey of congressional climate staffers finds most are uninformed about the role of forest carbon in international climate negotiations and many believe the issue lacks both a domestic political constituency and champions on the Hill.
Pricing Under Emissions Trading: An Experimental Analysis
RFF researchers went into the lab to see if actual pricing behavior in a cap-and-trade system matches the predictions of economic theory. The short answer is that it does, but only after participants gain some experience with the system.
Strengthening the Role of Forests in Climate Policy
A new study from the RFF Forest Carbon Initiative outlines approaches for using marketable carbon credits to curb deforestation in developing nations.
Markets for Forest Carbon: New Research Announced
A project to support the integration of forestry policy into emerging global greenhouse gas emissions markets has been launched by RFF. The work holds promise for future international climate agreements efforts to maximize sustainable development around the world.
Consumption, Happiness and Climate Change
Lessons from the economics of happiness, says RFF Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research Mark Cohen, suggest that when it comes to climate change, there’s room for optimism.
What's the Best Way to Promote Green Power?
There are many ways to expand renewable energy, but broad-based policies like emissions prices are still the most cost-effective, say RFF Senior Fellow Carolyn Fischer and RFF University Fellow Richard Newell.
Paving the Way for U.S. Climate Leadership
Nigel Purvis, a former senior U.S. climate negotiator and current RFF visiting scholar, recommends that the United States negotiate climate change executive agreements rather than Kyoto-style treaties.
Climate Change: A Global Problem Requiring a Global Solution. Or Not...
Kathleen McGinty, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, discussed the ability of existing approaches- such as carbon taxes, cap and trade, and corn-based ethanol- to address climate change.
Cap, Auction and Trade: Auctions and Revenue Recycling under Carbon Cap and Trade
Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw testified before the House's Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on the benefits of auctioning initial emission allowances.
RGGI Auction Design
An addendum to the report "Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emissions and Allowances Under the Greenhouse Gas Initiative" contains new findings and reactions to submitted comments.
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