Report

How Do US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Affect Purchases of New and Used Vehicles?

Sep 4, 2018 | Joshua Linn, Xiaoya Dou | 37 pp.
Over the past decade, tightening vehicle fuel economy standards has reduced new vehicle sales and modestly increased the standards’ short-term costs.
Air Quality Transportation
Blog Post

Why All the Talk about Gas Prices and Fuel Economy Standards?

Aug 27, 2018 | Justine Huetteman, Joshua Linn, Virginia McConnell
Although gas prices affect benefits and costs of the standards, low gas prices provide only modest support for freezing the standards.
Transportation
Blog Post

CPP Replacement: Emissions Increase “At the Source”?

Aug 27, 2018 | Amelia Keyes, Dallas Burtraw
Our research suggests that the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule could have unintended consequences, causing increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and local pollutants at many facilities and in some states.
Air Quality
Working Paper
VALUABLES

Using Satellite Data to Fill the Gaps in the US Air Pollution Monitoring Network

Sep 12, 2018 | Daniel M. Sullivan, Alan J. Krupnick
This paper uses new satellite data to assess fine particulate matter concentrations and finds that 24.4 million more Americans than previously thought live in counties that do not meet the annual health standard set under the Clean Air Act.
Air Quality
Blog Post

A Retrospective Look at the 2009 PHMSA Gas Distribution Rule and Its RIA

Aug 21, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Justine Huetteman, Arthur G. Fraas
New report shows PHMSA’s 2009 natural gas distribution pipeline safety rule may not be the best target for repeal when factoring in its demonstrated effectiveness and social benefits from methane reductions.
Report

PHMSA’s 2009 Gas Distribution Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Aug 21, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Justine Huetteman, Arthur G. Fraas | 29
As part of a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations, this report analyzes the cost and benefits of repealing or modifying PHMSA’s 2009 Gas Distribution Rule under several scenarios.
Working Paper

Carbon Standards Examined: A Comparison of At-the-Source and Beyond-the-Source Power Plant Carbon Standards

Aug 21, 2018 | Amelia Keyes, Kathleen F. Lambert, Dallas Burtraw, Jonathan J. Buonocore, Jonathan I. Levy, Charles T. Driscoll
The replacement to the Clean Power Plan could increase emissions at many facilities and in several states compared to having no power plant carbon standard.
Air Quality
Blog Post

Questions about the Trump Administration’s Cost-Benefit Analysis for its Proposal to Freeze the CAFE Standards

Aug 20, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Virginia McConnell
New analyses of fuel economy regulations proposed by the Trump administration vary drastically from previous analysis of Obama-era rules.
Transportation
Report

The 2016 Arctic Offshore Drilling Safety Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Aug 16, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Isabel Echarte
As part of a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations, this report analyzes the cost and benefits of repealing or modifying the 2016 Arctic Drilling Rule under several scenarios.
Energy and Electricity
Past Policy Leadership Forum

Marcia McNutt on Evidence-Based Decisionmaking

Sep 10, 2018 Video

At the Policy Leadership Forum, Dr. Marcia McNutt, geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences, will discuss crucial questions about evidence-based decisionmaking.