Past Seminar

California’s Climate Action: Leadership from the States

Jan 23, 2018

This event provided insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment.

Climate Change
Testimony

Comments to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland General Assembly on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

Jan 11, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw | 28 pp.
Climate Change
Past Conference

The Future of Power Markets in a Low Marginal Cost World: Workshop

Sep 14, 2017

On September 14, 2017, academics, policy makers, representatives of Independent System Operators/Regional Transmission Organizations and other stakeholders engaged in a discussion of the future of electricity markets over the next two decades, with an emphasis on the potential for high penetrations of zero and low marginal cost generation, and various options for organizing wholesale electricity transactions in the face of rapid technological change. 

Energy and Electricity
Past Conference

Carbon Adders in Wholesale Power Markets

Aug 2, 2017

On August 2 in Washington, DC, technical experts, policy makers, and stakeholders joined RFF for a workshop exploring the design, economic, and legal issues associated with a potential carbon adder approach.

Energy and Electricity
Journal Article

Can Water Quality Trading Fix the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Problem?

Oct 1, 2017 | Kurt Stephenson, Leonard A. Shabman | pp. 95-116
Water
Blog Post

What Should We Make of China’s Announcement of a National CO2 Trading System?

Jan 8, 2018 | Robert N. Stavins
On December 19, 2017, the government of China announced that it is commencing development of a nationwide CO2 trading system, that when launched will become the world’s largest carbon trading system, annually covering about 3.5 billion tons of CO2 emissions in China’s electric power sector.
Climate Change International
Blog Post

Projecting Impacts of DOE’s “Grid Resiliency Pricing” Proposal

Jan 16, 2018 | Daniel Shawhan, Paul Picciano
On January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the Department of Energy's “grid resiliency pricing” proposal, which would have directed the commission to impose rules to prevent early retirement of coal and nuclear-fired power plants in the Eastern US. In this post and related working paper, RFF visiting fellow Daniel Shawhan and research assistant Paul Picciano simulate how the proposed rule would affect energy markets and social welfare.
Energy and Electricity
Working Paper

Price Elasticity of Supply and Productivity: An Analysis of Natural Gas Wells in Wyoming

Dec 29, 2017 | Charles Mason, Gavin Roberts | 40 pp.
We evaluate the roles played by prices and geological characteristics in determining well-level natural gas supply.
Energy and Electricity
Working Paper

Vertical Market Power in Interconnected Natural Gas and Electricity Markets

Dec 28, 2017 | Levi Marks, Charles Mason, Kristina Mohlin, Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins | 74 pp.
A $3.6 billion transfer from electricity customers to generators in New England highlights the need for greater coordination across natural gas and electricity markets.
Energy and Electricity
Past Seminar

RFF Presents an Evening with Daniel Raimi, author of "The Fracking Debate"

Jan 18, 2018

On January 18, Resources for the Future hosted the Washington, DC book release of Daniel Raimi’s "The Fracking Debate," part of the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy series from Columbia University Press.

Energy and Electricity