Blog Post

Should the Clean Air Act Cover Forest Fires?

Nov 28, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick
In a time when forest fires were less intense and frequent, excluding their impact on calculations used to determine if an area violates Clean Air Act standards made sense. But times have changed, and the “exceptional events” rule deserves another look.
Air Quality
Blog Post

Buyer Beware: An Analysis of the Latest Flawed Carbon Tax Report

Nov 28, 2018 | Marc Hafstead
Not all economic analyses are created equal. Those that do not meet fundamental scientific standards should be ignored by policymaking communities.
Climate Change Environmental Economics Topics
Working Paper

Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act

Nov 21, 2018 | Richard Schmalensee, Robert N. Stavins | 25 pp.
It’s effectively become impossible to amend the Clean Air Act to address climate change because of increasingly polarized policy debates and complex rules to address air pollution.
Air Quality
Working Paper

GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy In Oregon

Nov 21, 2018 | Todd Schatzki, Robert N. Stavins | 36 pp.
As Oregon contemplates the adoption of a GHG cap-and-trade system, it has several options for its suite of climate policies.
Climate Change
Past Seminar

Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution

Dec 4, 2018 Video

Resources for the Future and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future of Cornell University host Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution.

Water
Journal Article

Costs and Benefits of Saving Unprofitable Generators: A Simulation Case Study for US Coal and Nuclear Power Plants

Nov 20, 2018 | Daniel Shawhan, Paul Picciano | 27 pp.
Energy and Electricity
Past Seminar

The Road Ahead: Informing the Next Generation of Energy and Climate Policies

Nov 30, 2018 Video

Resources for the Future and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's closing session of the Energy Research Insights for Decisionmaking conference.

Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Baby Steps for Conservation in Georgia

Nov 16, 2018 | Margaret A. Walls
This post assesses the initiative passed by Georgia voters that dedicates a percentage of state sales tax revenues from outdoor recreation retailers to conservation. How does this approach compare to programs in other states?
Past Webinar

Shale Research Clearinghouse Webinar

Nov 14, 2018

RFF hosted a webinar on Wednesday, November 14th to launch the new Shale Research Clearinghouse, or SHARC, website.

Blog Post

Conflicting Measurements Reduce Uncertainty in Climate Science? We Can Work It Out

Nov 8, 2018 | Roger M. Cooke, Bruce A. Wielicki
As researchers seek to better understand climate science, rigorous uncertainty quantification and valid mathematical propagation can replace fussing and fighting.
Climate Change Risk and Uncertainty