Blue Carbon: A Potentially Winning Climate Strategy
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.
High-Speed Rail Passions Joel Darmstadter
California is planning the construction of a high-speed rail link between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but transforming the Northeast Amtrak Corridor into the first US test case for high-speed rail may be a smarter option.
US Energy Policy: A Changing Landscape Phil Sharp
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.
Will Natural Gas Vehicles Be in Our Future? Alan J. Krupnick
High costs, reduced cargo space, and range issues are likely to make switching to natural gas a tough sell for passenger vehicles, while prospects are brighter for heavy-duty trucks.
Does Speculation Drive Oil Prices? James L. Smith
Research on the forces behind the 2004– 2008 dramatic spike in oil price challenges the common perception that excessive speculation in the futures market is to blame.
Clean Air Regulations and the Electricity Sector Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Anthony Paul, Blair Beasley, and Matt Woerman
Two historic air pollution regulations will not have nearly the dramatic repercussions that some predict—research suggests that only a few coal generators will be forced to retire and retail electricity prices will increase only slightly.