Blog Post

Economic Reregulation, Environmental Deregulation, and the Future of US Coal-Fired Generation

Oct 17, 2017 | Karen L. Palmer
New regulatory proposals for carbon and US electricity markets present options for system-wide thinking in the sector.
Climate Change Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

DOE’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule: Does It Address Market Failures?

Oct 16, 2017 | Timothy J. Brennan
Inability to rely on energy-only markets need not mean that DOE must specify resources to address intermittency.
Energy and Electricity
Past Policy Leadership Forum

A Conversation with Dr. Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Oct 30, 2017 Video

At this Policy Leadership Forum, RFF President Richard G. Newell sat down for a conversation with Dr. Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment in Seoul.

Climate Change Development and Environment Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Big Steps, High Stakes: Preparing to Trade Carbon Dioxide in China

Oct 16, 2017 | Larry Goulder, Valerie J. Karplus, Richard D. Morgenstern
China's emissions trading system may be a potential model for achieving CO2 reductions in a developing country.
Climate Change International
Blog Post

Climate Change and the "Confidence Trap": A Podcast with Roger Cooke

Oct 14, 2017 | Peter Nelson, Roger M. Cooke
RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke discusses the "confidence trap" and how it distorts the debate about how to respond to the threat of climate change. 
Climate Change Risk and Uncertainty
Blog Post

Hazy Treatment of Health Benefits: The Case of the Clean Power Plan

Oct 13, 2017 | Alan J. Krupnick, Amelia Keyes
The Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan does not appropriately consider health benefits.
Climate Change
Blog Post

Muddying the Waters of the United States: Trump Administration Takes Aim at EPA Rule

Oct 11, 2017 | Alan J. Krupnick, Justine Huetteman
The Trump administration’s new analysis of the WOTUS rule shortchanges ecological benefits.
Ecosystems Water
Blog Post

Casey Wichman on Global versus Domestic Benefits in Assessing US Climate Action

Oct 11, 2017 | Peter Nelson
Reconciling domestic and global estimates of the social cost of carbon will be a necessary challenge, especially to the extent that other countries look to the United States for climate leadership.
Climate Change
Blog Post

Are Floods Getting Worse for the National Flood Insurance Program?

Oct 11, 2017 | Carolyn Kousky, Brett Lingle
Flooding in the United States this year may make 2017 the second most expensive on record for the NFIP.
Risk and Uncertainty
Blog Post

Unpacking the Administration’s Revised Social Cost of Carbon

Oct 10, 2017 | Richard G. Newell
The Trump administration’s announcement on plans for moving forward with the repeal of the Clean Power Plan obviously reaffirms its position that the Obama administration’s approach on climate was too aggressive. It is therefore important to assess the administration’s arguments for why the Clean Power Plan represented federal overreach.
Climate Change