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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.
Building Trans-Atlantic Consensus: The U.S.-EU Climate Policy Dialogue
With international climate negotiations just seven months away, negotiators across the globe are working to sort out the details of a new treaty. European Union and U.S. climate leaders marked Earth Day with a discussion of international climate relations.
Should Cap-and-Trade Systems be Supplemented with Renewable Portfolio Standards?
Christoph Böhringer and Knut Einar Rosendahl discuss how renewable portfolio standards affect the costs of emissions control programs, whether or not there is an economic justification for these policies, and, if implemented, how these policies should be designed.
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.
Oil Spills: The Deterrent Effects of Monitoring, Enforcement, and Public Information
In this week's commentary, Mark Cohen discusses the appropriate role of deterrence, monitoring, and targeted enforcement policies in reducing the frequency and size of oil discharges in a cost-effective way.
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.
Coping with Climate Change
Adapting to uncertain climate extremes will challenge traditional regulatory mechanisms. In this seminar, panelists presented a range of options to deal with concerns about ecosystems, forests, oceans, freshwater resources, wildlife, and existing infrastructure.
Improving U.S. Regulatory Policy
A March 31 seminar examines the recommendations contained in "Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis" – a new RFF report with contributions from both proponents and skeptics of the desirability of cost-benefit analysis for policymaking.
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.
Restoring Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the Cost?
In a March 23 commentary by Soren Anderson, Jennifer Read, and Donald Scavia, describes a wide-ranging set of recommendations to address pollution, inadequate capacity for wastewater treatment, and invasive species in the Great Lakes region.
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.
Slouching Towards Copenhagen?
An RFF seminar analyzes the stumbling blocks ahead for the international community as it seeks to negotiate a sweeping new global climate agreement.
Fat Tails, Weather, and Risk Management
New papers assess the challenges posed by climate change to policy decisions, including risk estimates from severe weather and other natural disasters.
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.
The Outlook for Hydrogen Cars
In this week’s RFF Policy Commentary, Joan Ogden and Edward S. Rubin assess the challenges policymakers and the auto industry face in putting hydrogen fuel-cell cars on America’s highways.
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.
Upgrading the U.S. Grid - and Beyond
As the nation begins a long-term overhaul of the electricity transmission networks and seeks to move toward wider use of renewable energy, RFF researchers focus on the policy implications, tradeoffs, and potential benefits.
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