Resources Magazine

Resources Magazine: 181

Nov 26, 2012

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  • 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.
  • Managing the Risks of Shale Gas: The Latest Results from RFF’s Initiative
    Kristin Hayes
    RFF is helping policymakers, experts, and the public better understand the complex process of shale gas development as it unfolds across the country.
  • 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.