Blog Post

A Strategic Electricity Generating Reserve: Not Enticing Enough to Add to the Menu

Jun 7, 2018 | Brian C. Prest, Karen L. Palmer
DOE’s proposed order saving unprofitable coal and nuclear plants would increase costs for electricity consumers. A comparison to another policy reveals the proposal’s pitfalls.
Energy and Electricity
Past Webinar

The Economics of Electricity System Resilience

Jun 18, 2018

This webinar highlighted the timely lessons from a May 30 workshop, including definitions of resilience and how it relates to reliability, what’s wrong and what’s right about existing markets and institutions, the role of consumers, and how to decide what to do next.

Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Governor Brown Names RFF’s Dallas Burtraw as a Carbon Markets Advisor

Jun 7, 2018 | Kristin Hayes
On June 5, Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw to California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee.
Climate Change
Blog Post

GRACE Mission Analyses Illustrate the Value of Earth Observations

Jun 4, 2018 | Ann M. Bartuska, Richard L. Bernknopf, Bethany Mabee
Data from satellites like GRACE can illuminate the human-environment nexus and help inform natural and environmental resource management decisions.
Space
Report

Companion Policies under Capped Systems and Implications for Efficiency—The North American Experience and Lessons in the EU Context

Jun 1, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw, Amelia Keyes, Lars Zetterberg | 25 pp.
This paper reviews the interaction of cap and trade with other (companion) air quality and sectoral policies and discusses mechanisms that address inefficiencies, with lessons for the EU.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

H.B. 939: The Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative: Oral Testimony

Mar 5, 2018 | Roberton C. Williams III | 2 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Written Testimony Concerning House Bill 939, Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative

Mar 5, 2018 | Wesley Look | 3 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments for Oregon Joint Interim Committee on Carbon Reduction

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 4 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Dallas

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw, Amelia Keyes | 21 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments to the EPA on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Replacement to the Clean Power Plan

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 18 pp.
Climate Change