Resources Article

The Benefits of Flexible Policy Design: US Energy Conservation Standards for Appliances

Apr 6, 2018 | Joshua Blonz, Benjamin Leard, Karen L. Palmer
Introducing regulatory compliance flexibility could reduce consumer prices for appliances and compliance costs for manufacturers, as well as increase choices in the market while achieving important efficiency gains.
Energy and Electricity
Resources Article

Saltwater Intrusion and Coastal Climate Adaptation: Building Community Resilience

Apr 6, 2018 | Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Keryn Gedan, Jarrod Miller, Kate Tully
Saltwater intrusion induced by climate change presents an explicit threat to the Earth’s coastal regions. How can communities best adapt to the risks for agriculture and ecosystems?
Ecosystems Land Use Water
Journal Article

Predicting Costs of Alien Species Surveillance across Varying Transportation Networks

Jul 15, 2016 | Laura Blackburn, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Alexandra Thompson, Andrew M. Liebhold | pp. 225-233
Journal Article

Managing Environmental Liability: An Evaluation of Bonding Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells in the United States

Mar 13, 2018 | Jacqueline Ho, Jhih-Shyang Shih, Lucija Anna Muehlenbachs, Clayton Munnings, Alan J. Krupnick | 13 pp.
Energy and Electricity
Journal Article

The Sensitivity of CO2 Emissions under a Carbon Tax to Alternative Baseline Forecasts

Feb 1, 2018 | Yunguang Chen, Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc Hafstead | 24 pp.
Climate Change
Journal Article

Policy Insights from the Emf 32 Study on US Carbon Tax Scenarios

Feb 1, 2018 | Alexander R. Barron, Allen A. Fawcett, Marc Hafstead, James R. Mcfarland, Adele Morris | 47 pp.
Climate Change
Resources Magazine

Issue 197

Apr 6, 2018

In this issue of Resources magazine, read the latest from RFF experts on developing adaptation strategies for coastal ecosystems and agriculture, household demand for flood insurance and NFIP reform options, possibilities for state and regional carbon pricing policies, and more.

Working Paper

Quantities with Prices

Mar 21, 2018 | Dallas Burtraw, Charles Holt, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, William Shobe | 35 pp.
Emissions caps can automatically adjust to preserve the integrity of other policies that lead to emissions reductions.
Climate Change Energy and Electricity Environmental Economics Topics
Journal Article

Modeling Coastal Land and Housing Markets: Understanding the Competing Influences of Amenities and Storm Risks

Mar 20, 2018 | Margaret A. Walls, Nicholas Magliocca, Virginia McConnell | pp. 95-110
Risk and Uncertainty
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments on the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Request for Information on Energy Conservation Standards Program Design

Feb 26, 2018 | Joshua Blonz, Benjamin Leard, Karen L. Palmer | 9 pp.
Bringing CAFE style flexibility to appliance standards can improve program efficiency if implemented carefully. A pilot program with limited trading scope can provide insights for future implementation.
Energy and Electricity Environmental Economics Topics