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
Report

Local Fiscal Effects of a Drilling Downturn: Local Government Impacts of Decreased Oil and Gas Activity in Five US Shale Regions

Dec 20, 2017 | Daniel Raimi, Richard G. Newell | 64 pp.
After a downturn in drilling, most local governments in Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas continue to benefit from oil and gas development.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

What to Make of the Newest Study Linking Fracking to Low Birth Weight

Dec 19, 2017 | Daniel Raimi, Isabel Echarte, Alan J. Krupnick
A new study provides valuable, if imperfect, insight into the discussion of the potential effects of shale development on infant health.
Energy and Electricity
Report

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

Dec 18, 2017 | Amelia Keyes, Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer | 10 pp.
A workshop held by NREL and RFF surveyed changes in the electric power sector and extracted insights for market design and policy.
Energy and Electricity
Working Paper

The Future of Power Markets in a Low Marginal Cost World

Dec 18, 2017 | David A. Bielen, Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Daniel Steinberg | 36 pp.
This paper explores four approaches to organizing electricity transactions in a world with low marginal costs.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

A Landmark California Climate Program Enjoys New Opportunities

Dec 18, 2017 | Dallas Burtraw
Surplus emissions allowances give California new opportunities as it develops detailed regulations to implement the extension of its cap-and-trade program.
Climate Change
Book

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Dec 1, 2017 | Daniel Raimi | 280 pp.
Energy and Electricity
Book

Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options

Dec 1, 2017 | Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc Hafstead | 376 pp.
Climate Change