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The populist view is that financial trading is responsible for the oil price spike of 2004–2008. But as James L. Smith explains, ongoing research points elsewhere.
Will historic air pollution regulations have dramatic effects on electricity prices and the generation mix? No, but cheap natural gas and falling demand might.
This infographic shows how carbon tax revenue from the electricity sector is uncertain and dependent on the level of the tax and conditions such as natural gas prices.
Protecting coastal mangrove forests from development can cost-effectively achieve CO2 emissions reductions on par with taking millions of cars off the roads, according to a recent study by experts at RFF and the University of California, Davis.
RFF has unveiled two tools to help policymakers, experts, and the public better understand the complex process of shale gas development as it unfolds across the country. Kristin Hayes reports.
In a post from RFF’s new blog, Common Resources, Joel Darmstadter questions some “surreal” proposals for American high-speed rail.
As Congress gears up to overhaul the tax code, it’s time to take stock of the developments reshaping today’s energy markets and assess whether federal mandates and incentives are cost-effectively achieving the intended results.
Alan J. Krupnick examines the bid for natural gas to become a fuel of choice for America’s vehicle fleet.
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