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Does Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program
RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman and his colleagues present some of the first evidence that eco-certification programs in developing countries can have positive impacts for both the economy and environment.
Beyond CO2: The Other Agents of Influence
Resources magazine: Cutting emissions of soot and methane—two short-term contributors to climate change—would slow warming while improving human health and food security.
US Status on Climate Change Mitigation
The United States is on course to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 16.3 percent from 2005 levels in 2020—despite a lack of comprehensive climate legislation. RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and coauthor Matthew Woerman examine the factors contributing to this outcome.
Why Environmental Policy Rarely Follows Economic Advice
RFF’s Dallas Burtraw explains that economic approaches to environmental policy need to consider the complex interactions of federal, state, and local governance institutions to be fully effective.
Voluntary Brownfields Certification Programs and Property Values
Many studies of brownfields highlight the benefits of cleanup to the site itself. RFF Fellow Joshua Linn looks at the effects of voluntary certification programs on neighboring property values.
US Energy Subsidies: Effects on Energy Markets and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
RFF researchers look at how federal energy-related spending programs and tax provisions impacted US emissions of carbon dioxide between 2005 and 2009, finding a change toward reductions in emissions over that time period.
Blue Carbon: A Potentially Winning Climate Strategy
Protecting coastal mangrove forests may be a highly competitive, cost-effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study by experts from RFF and the University of California, Davis.
RFF Releases Review of Shale Gas Regulations by State
A team of RFF experts examined regulations and surveyed regulators in 31 states with current or near-future shale gas development. More than 20 types of regulation are presented in a series of maps, showing regulatory patterns nationwide.
Cap and Trade in California: Auction Revenues and Options for the Electricity Sector
In two new RFF discussion papers, Dallas Burtraw, David McLaughlin, and Sarah Jo Szambelan take a look at California’s pending cap-and-trade program, examining the implications of appropriating auction revenues, for the electricity sector and the state generally.
The Variability of Potential Revenue from a Carbon Tax
Implementing a carbon tax in the United States could help reduce the large and growing federal budget deficit as well as emissions of carbon dioxide. A new issue brief from RFF experts helps explain what policymakers could expect in terms of revenue.
The Potential Role of Carbon Labeling in a Green Economy
A new RFF discussion paper examines how much of an impact product labeling could have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Analysis of the Bingaman Clean Energy Standard Proposal
In a new discussion paper, RFF experts dissect the latest federal proposal for a clean energy standard.
Green Infrastructure: Using Natural Landscapes for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality Improvements
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, RFF experts explored the concept of green infrastructure and examined its potential role in flood mitigation and environmental services programs. Event video and slides are now available.
Borrowing to Save Energy: An Assessment of Energy-Efficiency Financing Programs
In a new report, RFF experts explain how markets for energy-efficiency financing work and examine various government and utility financing programs in the United States, identifying gaps in knowledge and information and recommending next steps.
Secular Trends, Environmental Regulations, and Electricity Markets
RFF experts examine downward trends in natural gas prices and electricity consumption (known as secular trends), finding that these changes have a substantially bigger impact on electricity prices and the contribution of coal to electricity supply than do recent EPA regulations.
Measuring Conservation’s Return on Investment
As conservation organizations widen their goals to include human well-being, return on investment analysis is a promising tool for measuring the social and economic benefits of conservation. Jim Boyd explains in the latest edition of Resources magazine.
Invasive Species: Impacts, Challenges, and Strategies for Management
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, a panel of experts convened to discuss the complex ecological, economic, and policy implications of invasive species. Event video and presentations are now available.
Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World
In a new discussion paper, William Shobe and RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw highlight the importance of accounting for the federal relationship between national and subnational levels of government.
Conservation Return on Investment Analysis: Results, Methods, and New Directions
In a review of conservation return on investment (ROI) literature, RFF experts argue for broadening the application of ROI analysis methods to attain more effective ecological outcomes.
Adapting Environmental Policy for the Developing World
Researchers from Environment for Development centers investigated some of the challenges faced by policymakers in developing countries, including the economic impacts of public health issues and the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity.
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