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Agriculture, the Environment, and the Farm Bill
The First Wednesday Seminar series kicks off 2007 by evaluating the Farm Bill and its possible implications for the environment.
Impact of MD Joining Greenhouse Gas Pact
RFF researchers Karen Palmer and Dallas Burtraw collaborate on a study headed by the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER).
Budgeting for Metro: A better approach
RFF researcher Elena Safirova comments in the Washington Business Journal about the potential unintended and unpleasant consequences of proposed Metro fare hikes.
RFF President Briefs Senate Agriculture Committee on Energy, Oil Dependency
RFF President Phil Sharp testifies that strong, persistent policies are needed to ensure that benefits from research and technological developments in the field of energy are realized.
RFF Scholars Awarded Prize for Economics of Climate Change
Richard Newell and William Pizer have been awarded the Petry Research Prize for the Economics of Climate Change by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Genetically Engineered Trees: Promise and Concerns
Transgenic trees offer potential solutions to a number of forestry problems, yet the regulatory history for these trees in the United States is very short, explains senior fellow Roger Sedjo in a new RFF Report.
Energy Independence: Fantasies, Facts, Options
Although energy independence has long been a political rallying cry, Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter argues that independence from oil -- foreign or domestic -- is the more viable policy goal.
Energy Independence won't happen any time soon.
The short-term fixes won't make much difference in the way the world oil market works. Policies that could make a real difference have lead times measured in decades.
Gas Pumps and Voting Booths
The October First Wednesday Seminar explores energy and environment in the midterm elections.
Sample Representativeness
Senior Fellow Alan Krupnick and David A. Evans have released the proceedings from the workshop they hosted exploring sample representatives in stated preference surveys.
Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together?
2005-06 Gilbert White Fellow Robert Weiner finds that speculators' influence on oil prices and price volatility is at best limited, suggesting policymakers should be less concerned with hedge-fund activity in oil, and instead focus on supply and demand shocks.
Bite the Barrel
Visiting Scholar Heather L. Ross proposes an "Oil Freedom Fund" to advance energy security by taxing domestic oil production to develop new oil-saving technologies.
The Role of Forest Sinks in a Post-Kyoto World
Senior Fellow Roger Sedjo and Masahiro Amano discuss the potential of forests as a low-cost, effective way to sequester atmospheric carbon post 2012.
Swimming Upstream
Resources interviews Senior Fellow James Sanchirico about the challenges of managing the world's fisheries.
Energy Policy in the Modern Era: Tough Challenges Lie Ahead
In this Resources special report, RFF researchers examine the key energy options and assess how each stacks up in availability, environmental and technological considerations, international security, and cost projections.
Generating Electricity in a Carbon-Constrained World
At an RFF Policy Leadership Forum, Steve Specker, President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute, discusses electricity-generation technologies and investment decisions in light of ongoing efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.
To Avoid Doing More Harm Than Good, Land Trusts Must Consider Market Forces
RFF Fellow Jim Sanchirico shows that an understanding of local land markets is critical to effective biodiversity conservation in an article co-authored with a group of ecologists appearing in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
The Debate Over CAFE
RFF senior fellow and president Paul Portney discusses automotive fuel economy policy on E&ETV News.
Post-Katrina: Getting the Incentives and Priorities Right
Senior Fellow Kate Probst and Journalist-in-Residence J.W. Anderson argue that we need to rethink the Federal response to Katrina to make sure the right questions get asked, and the right decisions are made.
From SO2 to Greenhouse Gases: Trends and Events Shaping Future Emissions Trading Programs in the U.S.
Visiting Scholar Joseph Kruger examines the differences between the existing American program to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions and proposed greenhouse gas trading programs that use it as a model.
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