Press Releases



From Resources Radio: People, Parks, and Policy, with Margaret Walls
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Study: “Administration’s Clean Energy Plan May Lead to More Air Pollution, Carbon Emissions”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Report Finds Winners and Losers in Changing Timber Residuals Markets
Friday, January 11, 2019

The New Energy Geopolitics, with Meghan O'Sullivan of Harvard University
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Episode of RFF Podcast, Resources Radio: Energy Inefficiency, with RFF's Joshua Blonz
Wednesday, January 2, 2019



New Resources Radio Podcast: Sensing Pollution with Satellites, with Alan Krupnick and Daniel Sullivan
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Plans Affecting the Sage-Grouse: Recalibration or Short-Sighted Economic Grab?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New Resources Radio Podcast: Communicating Complex Social Problems, with Matthew Nisbet
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Hydropower Licensing and the FERC Experience
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New Blog Looks at Future Challenges for Integrated Resource Plans and Utilities
Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Podcast in the Resources Radio Series: Daniel Raimi talks to Dr. Fran Moore about Climate Change and Agriculture
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

EPA’s Regulatory Rollback for Coal Would Cause an Estimated 3-6 US Deaths from Air Pollution for Each Coal Mining Job Supported
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blog: State Action on Carbon Reduction Laudable—but Not Enough
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Resources for the Future Begins Weekly Podcast Series
Tuesday, December 4, 2018


A Deeper Look at National Parks
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Forest Fires and the Clean Air Act: How Best to Protect our Health
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Administration's Regulatory Impact on Gas and Oil Rules
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

New Blog from Roberton Williams on WA’s I-1631
Monday, November 5, 2018


Carbon Tax Impacts across Household Income Groups
Monday, October 22, 2018

Sue Tierney New Chair of RFF’s Board of Directors
Friday, October 19, 2018

James Boyd Appointed to RFF Thomas Klutznick Chair
Friday, October 19, 2018

Tech Trends May Draw More Reaction than Paris Accord, Trump Election
Thursday, October 18, 2018

First Award by Castle Rural Lands Fund looks at Community Economies near Protected Lands in West
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trump and the CAFE Proposal: Disappearing Fuel Cost Savings, Part 2.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018


10 Years of RGGI
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

RFF’s Margaret Walls on the “Outdoor Recreation Economy”
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

RFF President Richard Newell Receives Adelman-Frankel Award
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Trump and the CAFE Proposal: Disappearing Fuel Cost Savings
Monday, September 24, 2018

Shining a Spotlight on FEMA and Household Vulnerabilities in Hurricane Regions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump’s CAFE Proposal & Consumer Behavior
Monday, September 17, 2018

New satellite data show twice as many Americans live in counties not meeting fine particulate air quality standards than previously thought.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Blog on Trump’s Rollback of Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
Tuesday, September 4, 2018


New RFF Blog on Trump Proposal to Freeze Fuel, GHG Standards
Monday, August 27, 2018

PHMSA’s 2009 Gas Distribution Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Original Clean Power Plan vs Its Replacement
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New RFF Blog Series Starts Today on President Trump’s Vehicle Standards
Monday, August 20, 2018

The 2016 Arctic Drilling Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Thursday, August 16, 2018

PHMSA’s 2015 Tank Car Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Wednesday, August 1, 2018


RFF Awards $100,000 to Yale University Researchers to Value Earth Observations
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

RFF Publishes Analysis of Curbelo Carbon Tax Legislation
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Projecting the Effects of the Administration’s Proposed Two-Year Stoppage of Coal and Nuclear Power Plant Retirements
Thursday, July 5, 2018


RFF, European Partners to Form a Collaborative Research Institute
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

RFF Awarded Grant for Predictive Modeling of Natural Resource Systems
Friday, June 22, 2018

Beijing Vehicle Program to Reduce Pollution Also Affects Fertility
Friday, June 22, 2018

An Analysis of the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

RFF Announces Two New Board Members
Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Blog: BSEE’s Approach to Modifying the “Well Control Rule”
Thursday, June 14, 2018


EPA’s 2016 Methane Rule: Should It Stay or Should it Go?
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Better Together: How Ecosystem Services and Adaptive Decisionmaking Can Improve Land Management
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fisheries, Network Analysis, and New Interactive Data Tools
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Blog Post: “Job-Killing” Carbon Taxes?
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Second Post in Blog Series Now Out: Administration’s Efforts to Save Failing Coal, Nuke Plants
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Two-Part Blog Series: Administration's Efforts to Save Failing Coal, Nuke Plants
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Obama Administration’s Offshore Drilling Safety Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Thursday, May 3, 2018

RFF Announces New VP for Communications
Thursday, May 3, 2018


Improving Comparisons of Global Energy Outlooks
Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Model Solution for Green Policy Job Impacts
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Issue Briefs and a Webinar from Daniel Raimi on Fracking Concerns
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Making Sense of the Trump Administration's Fuel Economy Standards
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Repealing BLM’s “Methane Rule”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Understanding Why Coal Mines Close
Wednesday, April 4, 2018


New Study on Need for Long-Term Environmental Monitoring
Friday, March 16, 2018


How Cheaper Natural Gas Affected US Manufacturing Jobs
Friday, January 22, 2018

New Tool Explores Key Effects of DOE’s Grid Resiliency Proposal
Friday, January 4, 2018



Wading into the Wake of a Drilling Downturn
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fracking and Newborns: An Impartial Look at a Recent Study
Tuesday, December 19, 2017


The Shale Boom’s Impact on the US Oil and Gas Industry
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Paper, Blog on Oregon’s Cap-and-Trade Efforts
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

RFF Posts a Carbon Tax Fuel Price Calculator
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Smarter SPR Decisions
Thursday, November 2, 2017


Regs Reduced Pollution, Not Coal-Plant Profitability
Monday, October 23, 2017

RFF and EPRI Release Guide for Power Sector Modeling
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Where Might the New Energy Proposals Really Lead?
Wednesday, October 17, 2017

Muddying the Waters of the United States: Trump Administration Takes Aim at EPA Rule
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Can the National Flood Insurance Program Keep Its Head Above Water?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

RFF President Richard Newell on Administration’s Revised Social Cost of Carbon and What it Means for Climate Policy
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Methane Rule Delay: An Objective Review by RFF Researchers of Costs and Benefits
Thursday, October 5, 2017


From RFF: Your Personal Carbon Tax Calculator has Arrived
Monday, September 25, 2017

New Blog Series by RFF’s Peter Nelson Launches with Adaptation
Monday, September 25, 2017

Ann M. Bartuska, RFF VP for Land, Water, and Nature
Monday, September 25, 2017

Applications Sought for $100,000 in Research Grant Funds to Value Earth Observations:New Grant Honors Dr. Molly K. Macauley
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blog Explores Why More Don't Have Flood Insurance
Wednesday, September 7, 2017

Bikesharing Values Examined
Wednesday, September 7, 2017


RFF Researchers Review DOE Grid Study
Monday, August 28, 2017

A Promising Idea for RGGI
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Report: How North America Can Harmonize on Fossil Energy Issues
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Booms on Public Education: A mixed-methods analysis of six producing states
Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Key to Energy Cost Savings: Consumer Attentiveness
Thursday, August 3, 2017

A New PA Tax on Natural Gas Production?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Resources for the Future on today’s introduction of a carbon tax proposal
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dallas Burtraw Blogs on California’s New Cap-and-Trade Action
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Do Chinese Vehicle Restrictions Reduce Female Employment?
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On Congress’s Plans to Reform the National Flood Insurance Program
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Post: The Trump Administration and the Methane Rule
Thursday, July 6, 2017


New Blog Post: Krupnick on President Trump’s Energy Address
Friday, June 30, 2017

Harmonizing Federal and State Clean-Vehicle Efforts: Subsidies by states need to complement federal programs
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Do You Benefit from Auto Fuel Economy Standards?
Thursday, June 15, 2017

RFF Launches Initiative to Update Key Estimate of Benefits of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Statement from RFF President Richard G. Newell
Thursday, June 1, 2017

RFF’s Newell and Keyes on Power Markets and State Policies
Thursday, June 1, 2017


Letter to the Administration on Regulatory Reform
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Effects of the UK Vehicle Tax System on GHG Emissions
Friday, May 19, 2017

Local govt. revenue in TX subject to volatile winds of the oil patch
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Exec. Order Need Not Erase Key Carbon Calculation
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Revised Report Posts on New CAFE & Vehicle GHG Requirements
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Are air quality regulations worth it?
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Post: On Trump, Paris, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Monday, May 1, 2017


Darker Days for Carbon Reduction? Consider Shadow Pricing
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Look at National Monument Designation Is in Order but Only the Tip of What’s Needed
Monday, April 24, 2017

An Earth Day Message from Richard Newell, President of Resources for the Future
Friday, April 21, 2017

New: A Guide to China’s Power Generation Dispatch
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Taking a Better Road: The Infrastructure Debate
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Peer-Reviewed Findings: Giving Indigenous Communities Title to Their Land Protects Tropical Forests
Monday, April 3, 2017

Resultados de un Estudio Sujeto a Revisión de Pares: Otorgar Título de Propiedad a las Comunidades Nativas Protege los Bosques Tropicales
Monday, April 3, 2017


RFF President Richard Newell on “Energy Independence”
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reaction by Nathan Richardson to Trump’s Executive Order on Climate Policy
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Problematic Feature in Conservatives' Carbon Tax Proposal
Tuesday, March 23, 2017

New RFF Blog Post on Maryland’s Fracking Decision
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Return on Investment of Voluntary Conservation under the ESA
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Krupnick Blog on Newest Trump Reg. Reform Order
Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Six Experts Evaluate Disaster Insurance Programs
Thursday, February 16, 2017

When Policy Decisionmakers Meet Scientists: What Makes for Success?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Krupnick on Trump's Regulatory Reform Order: Part Two
Tuesday, February 7, 2017


A Tale of Three South Texas Drilling Counties
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Flexible Carbon Tax in an Uncertain World
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Blog on “Two for One”
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

From ME to FL: A Threat to Preserved Coastal Lands
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Blog: Takeaways from Perry Confirmation Hearing
Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Blog Post: A Close Look at the Pruitt Confirmation Hearing
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fuel Economy Standards: Take the Time to Get It Right
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How the US Can Meet Its Climate Commitments under Trump
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Paper: Reforms for the Clean Air Act and for Manufacturing
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Blog: Saving Coal
Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Sources of Decreasing US Electricity Sector Emissions
Tuesday, January 3, 2017



New Blog: EPA’s Fracking Report
Thursday, December 15, 2016

NASA Selects RFF as Home for New Earth Observation Consortium
Monday, December 12, 2016


A Closer Look at State and Local Oil and Gas Revenues
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Five Key Climate Guideposts for the Next Administration
Friday, November 4, 2016


Model Solutions for Shale Gas Wastewater Management
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Designing a Carbon Tax to Meet an Emissions Target
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

An “Alternative Pathway” for Climate Policy? Section 115 of the Clean Air Act Reviewed
Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Improving Recreational Fishing Opportunities in Alaska: A Look at the First Major Federal Catch Share Program in the United States to Include Recreational Fishermen
Friday, September 30, 2016

How Best to Assess Federal Coal Leasing
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Vulnerability of Electric Power to Drought
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Auto Standards & Low Gas Prices
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where are Vehicle Miles Traveled Heading?
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Electricity Storage and GHG Emissions
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Key Public Concern about Risk Reduction Policies
Friday, September 2, 2016


New Gas Extraction Methods Increase Price Responsiveness
Monday, August 22, 2016

A Better Way to Stop Bugs at the Border
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Science Board’s Critique of EPA’s Fracking Study
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DC Water Main Breaks: Alarming, but Not Too Costly for Traffic
Monday, August 15, 2016


Blog Post: Tripled CAFE Fine Highlights Differences in EPA and NHTSA Rules
Monday, July 25, 2016

Low Pump Prices vs. Fuel Economy Efforts
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Studies Underscore Breastfeeding Benefits
Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Paper on a Key Mind in Green Economics
Friday, July 1, 2016


Press Advisory: Jason Furman, Chair, WH Council on Economic at RFF Wed.
Monday, June 20, 2016

For GHG Reductions from Passenger
Friday, June 17, 2016

Initial Look: Impacts of the Oil and Gas Boom on Public Education
Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Research From Shawhan, Williams, Wang, Muehlenbachs
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New RFF Policy Brief Assesses a Federal Carbon Tax
Monday, June 13, 2016

RFF Researchers Find Stay of Clean Power Plan Unjustified Based on Harm to Coal Sector
Thursday, June 9, 2016

An Economic Assessment: The Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Electrification and the Rural Poor of Developing Nations
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Most US Counties Could Gain $1m in Annual Health Benefits from a Power Plant Carbon Standard, New Study Shows
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Carbon Trading Program Could Profit from Consignment Sales
Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Report Examines Challenges from Inactive Wells in the United States
Thursday, June 2, 2016


Margaret Walls: US Public Lands 7 Years after Key Reports
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Richard G. Newell Named Next President of RFF
Monday, May 23, 2016

New Paper Examines Vehicle Ownership Restriction Program in Beijing
Friday, May 20, 2016

How California Can Prevent CO2 “Leakage”
Friday, May 13, 2016

New RFF Modeling: How a Carbon Tax Might Affect Employment
Friday, May 13, 2016

Mark the Date: Resources for the Future and Duke University to Host Seminar
Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Volume on Children and Climate Contains Inputs from RFF Experts: Protecting Children in the Face of Disaster: New Blog Post by RFF’s Kousky Also Out Today
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ecosystem Services Find Their Federal Footing
Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Disaster Relief: Does Setting a Deductible Make Sense?
Friday, April 29, 2016

Regulating Auto Emissions and Fuel Economy: The United States and Europe
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

RFF’s Margaret Walls on the Gathering Storm over Public Lands
Monday, April 25, 2016

New Policy Brief: Carbon Tax Bills Will Need Supportable Trade Provisions
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Preserving Our Parks for the Next 100 Years
Monday, April 18, 2016

New RFF Paper Looks at Using Oil Money to Combat Climate Change
Friday, April 15, 2016

RFF’s Fischer on How the WTO Might Be Greened
Thursday, April 14, 2016


Revenue Matters: Second Blog Post about Carbon Tax Plans in Six States
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New RFF Blog Post Looks at Six States Considering a Carbon Tax
Friday, March 18, 2016

For Water Conservation, Restrictions May Be More Effective than Pricing: Watering Restrictions Appear More Equitable than Pricing
Friday, March 16, 2016

MARK THE DATE: An RFF Book Launch and Panel Discussion on Politics, Power Plants, and the “War on Coal”
Friday, March 16, 2016

RFF Posts First Blog in New Series on Sage Grouse Conservation
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

RFF Welcomes New Fellow: Daniel M. Sullivan
Thursday, March 3, 2016


RFF Researcher Says Obama Oil Tax Proposal Will Not Be Enough
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Two New Views from RFF Researchers: The Effects of Supreme Court’s CPP Hold
Friday, February 12, 2016

How Your Environmental Preferences Can Affect Policy
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Final Blog Post up Today in CAFE Series
Thursday, February 11, 2016

RFF’s Fraas and Lutter on How Best to Assess Carbon-Reduction Benefits for Domestic Programs
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fourth Blog Post Out in CAFE Series
Monday, February 8, 2016

The Clean Power Plan & Utilities of the Future
Monday, February 8, 2016

New Blog Posts at RFF on Administration’s Proposed Fee on Oil
Friday, February 5, 2016

Third Blog Posts in CAFE Series
Friday, February 5, 2016

RFF Policy Leadership Forum: Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Thursday, February 4, 2016

CAFE TALK: New Blog Entry; New Discussion Paper
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Clean Power Plan Comments: Some Changes Needed
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Five-Part Blog Series on New CAFE Standards Begins Today
Tuesday, February 1, 2016


A Resources for the Future/Electric Power Research Institute Seminar: What Do Stakeholders Have to Say to EPA about the Clean Power Plan? An Expert Forum on New Formal Comments
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Blog Post: A Bumpy Road for the Clean Power Plan
Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Study: Assessing Costs Americans are Willing to Pay to Adjust to Climate Change
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

RFF Expert on Carbon Reduction and Federal Coal Posts New Blog
Friday, January 15, 2016

RFF blog critical of Delhi driving restriction program
Thursday, January 14, 2016

RFF’s Krupnick: Efforts against American Oil Producers May Prove Problematic for Saudis
Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Statement from RFF Senior Fellow Ray Kopp on Paris
Saturday, December 12, 2015

RFF Paper Examines Community Flood Insurance
Saturday, December 10, 2015

RFF President Phil Sharp Stepping Down Next Summer after 11 Years
Wednesday, October 22, 2015

RFF Announces Major Initiative on Economic Analysis of a Carbon Tax
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

RFF Announces Three New University Fellows
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

RFF Announces Fellowship Awardees for 2015–2016 Academic Year
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Clean Air and Health Benefits of Clean Power Plan Hinge on Key Policy Decisions
Monday, May 04, 2015

RFF/Stanford Polling Shows Significant Support for Climate Action on both Policy and Political Fronts
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Terri O’Brien Named RFF VP for Finance & Administration
Thursday, March 19, 2015

RFF Welcomes New Fellow, Casey J. Wichman
Wednesday, March 11, 2015


RFF Announces Fellowship Awardees for 2014–2015 Academic Year
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public Opinion on Climate Remains Unchanged, According to New RFF Survey
Friday, June 13, 2014

RFF Study: New Rules on Carbon Emissions May Have Minimal Effects on Household Utility Bills
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Statement by RFF’s VP Molly Macauley on National Climate Assessment
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Richard Schmalensee to Chair RFF Board of Directors
Monday, May 05, 2014

Joel Darmstadter Receives Adelman-Frankel Award
Thursday, May 01, 2014

RFF Welcomes Two New Fellows in Fall 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

RFF Announces New Press Secretary
Tuesday, April 29, 2014


New Large-Scale Study on Shale Gas Development and Property Values
Monday, December 09, 2013

RFF Announces Fellowship Awardees for 2013–2014 Academic Year
Monday, July 29, 2013

RFF Releases First Annual Digital-Only Issue of Resources Magazine
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Allen Blackman Awarded RFF Thomas Klutznick Chair
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Aligning Carbon Markets: The Case of California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Friday, April 05, 2013

RFF Welcomes Two New Fellows in Fall 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013

Impacts of Shale Gas Development on Rivers and Streams
Monday, March 11, 2013

What the Experts Say about the Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development
Thursday, February 07, 2013


Blue Carbon: A Potentially Winning Climate Strategy
Monday, July 30, 2012

RFF Announces Fellowship Awardees for 2012–13 Academic Year
Monday, July 23, 2012

RFF Releases Review of Shale Gas Regulations by State
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

RFF Releases Analysis Identifying Potential Shale Gas Risks
Thursday, June 07, 2012

RFF Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Nobel Laureate Lecture Series
Monday, April 30, 2012

RFF Welcomes Two New Fellows
Monday, April 23, 2012

RFF Names New Research Leadership for 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012

Krupnick Named President-Elect of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Monday, January 09, 2012