Read the latest from RFF experts on the prospects for harmonizing energy policy across North America, US federal standards and state policies for new vehicle emissions and fuel economy, the future of self-driving cars, and other topics.
Not for the first time in this administration, a downgrading of scientific expertise—especially as it relates to climatic issues—has become evident. A recent case involves the reassignment of dozens of Interior Department senior executive personnel responsible for such topics within their research portfolio.
Many policy interventions targeting the health of infants and young children are thought to raise cognitive performance. This study finds that in India, large-scale measures that effectively raise IQ would have substantial economic benefits.
Using data from the Pennsylvania shale gas boom, we find each additional truck on the road increases the number of accidents involving a truck—but, to an even larger extent, the number of car-on-car collisions.
The new E3 Carbon Tax Calculator allows users to choose various carbon tax policy design options—including the initial tax rate beginning in 2018 and the growth rate of the tax over time—to provide estimates of future CO2 emissions and revenues.
While the links between climate change and increased storm intensity remain uncertain, this hurricane season has prompted a new focus on extreme weather. Now many, including former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Craig Fugate are calling additional attention to climate adaptation.