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Taking Stock of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
RFF Senior Fellow Roger Sedjo finds that the impacts of a new federal biomass program on wood growers and processors may not be clear-cut.
Combining Policies for Renewable Energy
Renewable energy proposals are gaining steam, but new research suggests that mix-and-match policymaking can short-circuit emissions reductions.
Valuing “Windows on the World”
RFF researchers look at alternative ways to measure the value of Earth observation images, including emerging applications for monitoring forest carbon.
What Came of COP-15?
In a four-part Weathervane series, RFF Senior Fellow Ray Kopp takes a closer look at what the Copenhagen conference on climate change means for domestic and international climate policy in the U.S.
How EPA's Air Rules Analysis Stacks Up
New research by RFF Visiting Scholar Arthur G. Fraas suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency's uncertainty analysis still doesn't meet expectations.
Balancing Conservation and Development
New research highlights the economics of critical developing world issues such as deforestation and water supply.
Estimating the Cost of Oil Price Shocks
Nonresident Fellow Stephen P. A. Brown and Stanford economist Hillard G. Huntington explore the security externalities that arise from oil disruptions and show what a policy to integrate these costs into the market might look like.
Introducing the Forest Carbon Index
Watch a virtual presentation of RFF researchers describing an innovative project mapping the world's forest carbon resources.
Can a Price Collar Unleash the Power of Offsets?
Emissions offsets are expected to play a big role in cap and trade, but controlling costs will be crucial to make these markets work.
Designing Fishing Quota Programs to Net the Biggest Gains
Kailin Kroetz and RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico assess the trade-offs involved in designing market-based individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs for fisheries.
Event: Extreme Weather and Climate Change
A panel of experts discusses how climate change will increase the risk of extreme weather events and the role of regulators, government, and the insurance industry in responding to this challenge. Video available
EPA v. Climate Change
Visiting Scholar Nathan Richardson argues that the Environmental Protection Agency’s case for regulating greenhouse gases may may be weaker than many think.
Assessing Risk via Expert Elicitation
Nature magazine highlights RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke’s use of expert elicitation, and recommends that it be used in gauging climate change risks.
Rosina Bierbaum: The Changing Climate for Development
Watch a virtual presentation of Dr. Bierbaum's talk from last month's Hans Landsberg Lecture, in which she details the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and their role in a low-carbon future.
Burtraw Testifies on California Cap and Trade
RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw outlines potential pitfalls in implementation of California’s AB32 climate legislation.
Taking a Census of the World’s Forests
Can satellite imagery provide improved measurements of global forests? A new RFF Report asserts that space-based observations will give us the best—and most timely—data on forest inventory.
The Case for Higher Fuel Taxes
Increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel to more than $1 a gallon would produce multiple benefits, according to a new paper by Ian Parry.
Measuring the Costs of Air Pollution in China
Resources Magazine: China’s booming growth has also brought rapidly rising air pollution. A new study finds that reductions in pollution could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
Climate Change in the Developing World
Rosina Bierbaum says developing countries can’t afford to ignore climate change, and developed nations must aid poorer nations with financing and technology. The three essentials: Act now, act together, and act differently.
Ocean Zoning: A Venerable Idea Bobs to the Surface
As the U.S. closes in on a comprehensive policy to oversee and protect maritime resources, several recent articles draw on RFF research to advocate a “zone-the-oceans” policy to ensure that the world’s seas – and the industries that depend on them – are healthy.
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