How to Harness Human Nature in a Heatwave

Analysis of a pilot program to encourage household energy conservation in Texas reveals that messaging interventions to “nudge” consumers reduced energy consumption and had notable effects on consumer behavior.

European Union Reforms Its Carbon Emissions Market

Lower prices for carbon emissions allowances have posed a crisis of confidence in several trading programs. A new mechanism under the EU ETS appears to be good news for the program, helping allowance prices to stabilize.

Carbon Pricing for US Electricity Sector Now More Effective and Less Expensive

Long-run changes in the costs of renewables and natural gas as well as technological innovation have cut the cost of emissions reductions in the US electricity sector and made carbon pricing more potent than previously thought.

Carbon Taxes and Employment: Rhetoric vs. Research

Opponents of policies to price carbon will likely continue to attack such approaches on the notion that they kill jobs—but careful economic analysis suggests that these arguments are seriously exaggerated.

Celebrating Collaborative Research and Expanding RFF’s Horizons

RFF announces the formation of a new institute in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and celebrates the achievements of Senior Fellow Karen Palmer.

Understanding Linkages across Fisheries Can Inform More Effective Policy Design

Powerful new analytical tools can help improve understanding of how management decisions in one fishery can have cross-cutting effects for other fisheries in a region.

Solving a Climate Policy Problem with Smart Design: WTO-Compliant Border Adjustments

Politically acceptable US climate legislation will require border adjustments. A new framework describes a WTO-compatible approach to manage exports and imports.

A Strategic Electricity Generating Reserve: A Solution in Search of a Problem

The Trump administration’s proposal for DOE aimed at saving unprofitable coal and nuclear plants would increase costs for electricity consumers with negligible benefits for grid resilience.