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House Testimony: What's at Stake in the Allocation of CO2 Emission Allowances
Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw tells the Ways and Means Committee that the choice of how to allocate the value of allowances is the most important element in the design of a cap-and-trade program.
The Challenge of Biodiversity
RFF Fellow Juha Siikamäki discusses how economic analysis can help decisionmakers identify practical biodiversity conservation choices.
Climate Policy: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit
A new discussion paper by Senior Fellows Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls and Research Assistant Richard Sweeney indicates that a national climate policy could have significant distributional effects across regions and income groups, and analyzes different approaches policymakers can use to address those impacts.
A Call for U.S. Leadership on "Green" Accounting
RFF Senior Fellow Jim Boyd makes the case for developing an accounting system to monitor the "natural economy," and says removing congressional roadblocks is the first step.
Revamping Regulation
An RFF workshop bringing together government officials, economists, and legal experts launches an initiative to examine potential reforms to traditional benefit-cost analysis that would respond to concerns of critics.
Electricity Markets and Energy Security: Friends or Foes?
RFF Senior Fellow Timothy J. Brennan examines the extent to which overall energy security is affected by competition in the electricity sector.
Conference on Anti-Malarial Drug Treatments
More than 60 experts from national malaria control programs, the World Health Organization, malaria drug development and academia were brought together by Resources for the Future in a first-of-a-kind gathering.
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.
Can We Green the Grid?
RFF researchers analyze the chicken-and-egg relationship between Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal transmission corridors to identify potential policy conflicts and opportunities for coordination.
RFF in ClimateWire
A recent ClimateWire piece covers the "safety valve" concept in CO2 emissions trading first developed by RFF's Ray Kopp, Billy Pizer, and Richard Morgenstern. More recent contributions by Pizer and RFF's Joe Aldy are also discussed.
What Drives Participation in State Voluntary Cleanup Programs?
In a new discussion paper, authored by RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman, University of Michigan Professor Thomas P. Lyon, Virginia Tech Associate Professor Kris Wernstedt, and RFF Research Associate Sarah Darley, analysis of an Oregon program sheds light on state efforts to remediate properties contaminated with hazardous waste.
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.
Endangered Species: Progress and Pitfalls During Three Decades of Controversy
RFF Fellow Carolyn Fischer interviews Michael Bean, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the Endangered Species Act of 1973, on the policy questions around endangered species and its future.
Taking up the Slack
David Evans and Joseph Kruger discuss how the unexpected results of the Chicago volatile organic emissions cap-and-trade program can inform future emissions-trading efforts.
Global Compensation for Oil Pollution Damages
Senior Fellow James Boyd outlines why certain provisions of this act should be emulated by other countries.
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.
Explaining Sprawl
RFF Senior Fellows Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls, and Elizabeth Kopits of the U.S. EPA explore the relationship between zoning and low-density suburban development.
Improving Public Participation along the Danube River
Resident Scholar Ruth Greenspan Bell and colleagues work with Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to build policies, legislation, and institutions in support of environmental public participation.
The Frontiers of Environmental Economics
On February 26 and 27, RFF hosts a conference with the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Economics.
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