- From the President: 60 Years of Investing in Ideas
- Infographic: Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future
- Goings On: Highlights of RFF’s Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
- Commentary: Loan Guarantees Reconsidered
Joel Darmstadter and Joshua Linn
- Q&A: How Does Regulation Affect Employment? An Interview with Richard Morgenstern
- Inside RFF
- The Risks of Shale Gas Development: How RFF Is Identifying a Pathway toward Responsible Development
RFF is undertaking the first independent, survey-based assessment of the risks of extracting natural gas from shale
- Fuel Consumption Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Federal regulators promulgated the firstever U.S. fuel consumption standards for the heavy-duty vehicle fleet in August 2011, but their approach leaves room for several perverse effects.
- Unnatural Disasters?
Sheila Olmstead and Carolyn Kousky
Mother Nature isn’t the sole cause of last year’s billion-dollar string of disasters. Federal policy encourages people to build in harm’s way.
- Measuring Conservation’s Return on Investment
James W. Boyd
As conservation organizations widen their goals to include human well-being, return on investment analysis is a promising tool for measuring the social and economic benefits of conservation.
- State Parks: Assessing Their Benefits
In an era of tight budgets, state parks remain well worth their cost.
- If Walmart Were In Charge: Sourcing CO2 Emissions Reductions at Least Cost
Raymond J. Kopp
To minimize the cost of U.S. climate policy, the federal government can locate the cheapest sources of greenhouse gas reductions using tips from one of the world’s smartest shoppers: Walmart.
- Meeting the World’s Natural Resource Needs: Confrontation Ahead?
Is anxiety over resource scarcity warranted? The cases of oil, copper, and rare earth elements provide some answers.