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Report: Natural Gas Could Bridge the Gap to a Low-Carbon Future
Abundant new natural gas supplies can help the United States achieve low-carbon goals, but only if coupled with effective climate policies, according to new findings by RFF researchers.
Adapting Environmental Policy for the Developing World
Several new Environment for Development discussion papers delve into the challenges faced by environmental policymakers in developing countries, including weak regulatory institutions and urgent competing demands on scarce political and fiscal resources.
RFF In Copenhagen
Onsite – and online – at the Copenhagen climate talks, Resources for the Future will keep you informed of daily developments through Weathervane, RFF’s climate policy blog.
'Forest Carbon Index' Maps the Geography of Climate Solutions
The innovative ‘Forest Carbon Index’ uses geospatial data to estimate each nation's potential to attract forest carbon investment based on profit potential and country-specific risk factors.
Event: The Role of Prizes in Innovation
Experts from research, government, and academia shared their views on science prizes and how they might contribute to solving environmental challenges. Video and audio available.
The Fight to End Malaria
Resources Magazine: New techniques in modeling and mapping could be the keys to eradicating malaria in Africa for good.
Price Breaks and Priuses
Government tax incentives helped drive U.S. sales of hybrid cars, but with the credits due to expire in 2010, RFF Fellow Shanjun Li asks whether they still make sense.
Event: Managing the World’s Forests
At a November 5th seminar, experts discussed challenges in forest data, new research, and the role of forest carbon in evolving U.S. climate change legislation. Video and audio available.
Oil Prices: Care to Speculate?
Commentary: James L. Smith asks whether the dramatic oil price shock experienced in 2008 can be explained by market fundamentals or if speculative forces were at work.
How Obama Can Conquer Copenhagen
At the UN negotiations in Copenhagen next month, President Obama can reclaim U.S. leadership on climate progress—even without new congressional legislation. Nigel Purvis and Andrew Stevenson provide a step-by-step outline for how the administration should proceed.
Will Global Warming Discount Rates Short-Change Our Grandkids?
Commentary: Oxford's Cameron Hepburn considers the role of ethics in calculating discount rates for global warming damages to future generations and how to reconcile differing views in the debate.
Climate Impacts on Energy Markets: An Outsider's Perspective
Planners in the public and private sectors need to be aware of not only the economic policy challenges facing energy markets, Senior Fellow Tim Brennan asserts, but also the climate policies with which they have to cope.
Testimony: Karen Palmer Testifies on Cap-and-Trade Policy
Weathervane: Appearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, RFF Senior Fellow Karen Palmer examines the effects of different approaches to compensating residential electricity consumers for the costs imposed by a climate policy.
Plugging Cap-and-Trade into California's Electricity Sector
Researchers Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, and Anthony Paul address the options for regulating California’s electricity sector within the context of a statewide, and possibly regional, cap-and-trade program that also covers other sectors.
How Much Should Cigarettes Cost?
Commentary: Sijbren Cnossen looks at the economics of how governments should tax tobacco, comparing policy choices in the E.U. and U.S.
Liability in the Space Business
If a privately owned rocket falls to the ground after being launched under government auspices, who pays for the damages? The answer to that question, which will influence the development of future commercial space enterprises, is explored by RFF researchers in a new discussion paper.
Regional Household Impacts of a Price on Carbon
In a new journal article, RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico and coauthors Billy Pizer and Michael Batz estimate the financial impacts of a carbon tax on U.S. households.
A Proposal for Chilling Copenhagen’s Hot Political Climate
Commentary: Jeffrey Frankel and Valentina Bosetti propose an international architecture for global climate policy that, unlike other successors to the Kyoto Protocol, takes into account a variety of likely political constraints.
Event: The Economics of Pandemics
October's First Wednesday Seminar launched RFF's new Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP). Speakers covered emerging issues ranging from incentives for reporting disease outbreaks to the impacts of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Video and speaker presentations available.
Event: Sen. Alexander on the Perils of Energy Sprawl
In remarks at an October 5th Policy Leadership Forum, Senator Lamar Alexander discussed the land use costs of renewable energy production and why he believes nuclear power should play a major role in America’s energy future. Video available.
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