Testimony and Public Comments

Comments for Virginia on the CO2 Budget Trading Program

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 6 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments for California on Revisions to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 2 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments for California on Allowance Reserves, the Price Ceiling, Price Containment Points, and Allowance Pools

Apr 12, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 5 pp.
Climate Change
Blog Post

Assessing Changes to EPA’s 2016 Rule to Limit Methane Emissions

May 30, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Justine Huetteman, Arthur G. Fraas
The costs and benefits of delaying or repealing a rule to limit methane emissions vary dramatically depending on whether the estimated cost to society accounts for global or US-only impacts.
Energy and Electricity
Report

EPA’s 2016 Methane Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

May 30, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Justine Huetteman, Arthur G. Fraas | 27 pp.
As part of a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations, this report analyzes the cost and benefits of repealing or modifying an EPA rule to regulate methane emissions under several scenarios.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Network Analysis Reveals Hidden Patterns in Fishing Enterprises

May 23, 2018 | Kailin Kroetz, James N. Sanchirico, Matthew Reimer, Daniel K. Lew
Powerful new analytical tools can help improve understanding of how management decisions in one fishery can have cross-cutting effects for other fisheries in a region.
Ecosystems
Working Paper

Recognizing Gravity as the Strong Force in Atmosphere Emissions Markets

May 16, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw, Amelia Keyes | 21 pp.
This paper surveys emissions markets and factors influencing emissions allowance prices. It examines the consequences of the strong tendency for low prices and discusses how market design can anticipate and remedy this tendency.
Climate Change
Blog Post

VALUABLES Consortium Convenes Experts to Explore How to Quantify the Societal Benefits of Earth Observations

May 14, 2018 | Bethany Mabee
Learn how the consortium is collaborating with NASA, Earth scientists, and economists to value Earth science information.
Environmental Economics Topics
Blog Post

“Job-Killing” Carbon Taxes?

May 10, 2018 | Marc Hafstead, Roberton C. Williams III, Yunguang Chen
Opponents of policies to price carbon will likely continue to attack such approaches on the notion that they kill jobs—but careful economic analysis suggests that these arguments are seriously exaggerated.
Climate Change
Blog Post

Federal Interventions in Wholesale Power Markets: Examining the Implications for Market Performance and National Security

May 9, 2018 | Susan F. Tierney, Karen L. Palmer
In the second of two posts, we examine recent efforts to gain federal support to maintain financially stressed coal and nuclear plants.
Energy and Electricity