China faces complex challenges to reduce air pollution while still promoting economic growth. No simple solution exists—but policy reforms to reduce excess capacity and get prices right can help in both the near and long terms.
In this issue of Resources magazine: 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 more.
How much are people willing to pay for self-driving cars? RFF’s Benjamin Leard discusses his work on consumer demand for autonomous vehicles and the potential implications for society of wider adoption of these new technologies.
Bike-share users may trade off their time to save money by going out of the way to avoid a price increase. We estimate how users value time in this context: commuters value time more than recreational users, but neither group responds to changes in price.
Homeowners in high-risk flood areas exhibit both rational and biased optimism about flood risks. Understanding how these outlooks factor into flood insurance take-up rates can help determine the best policy options for increasing coverage.
Managing invasive species requires a multifaceted approach. Public participation in surveillance, monitoring, and control may help mitigate the harm that nonnative pests can cause to agricultural and natural resources across the United States.