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Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy
202-328-5087
burtraw@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Dallas Burtraw is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation. He is particularly interested in incentive-based approaches for environmental regulation, the most notable of which is a tradable permit system, and recently has studied ways to introduce greater cost-effectiveness into regulation under the Clean Air Act. 
Featured Publications
Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the Electricity Sector under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw
Journal of the Association for Environmental and Resource Economics | Related Discussion Paper 13-05
 
The Costs and Consequences of Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants
Dallas Burtraw, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul
RFF Discussion Paper 14-01 | January 2014
 
Reliability in the Electricity Industry under New Environmental Regulations
Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Blair Beasley, and Matthew Woerman
Energy Policy | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-18
 
The Institutional Blind Spot in Environmental Economics
Dallas Burtraw
Daedalus | Vol 142, No. 1. | pp.110-118 | Related Discussion Paper 12-41
 
Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology
Dalia Patino Echeverri, Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
Journal of Regulatory Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-14
 
Economic Ideas for a Complex Climate Policy Regime
Dallas Burtraw and Matt Woerman
Energy Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 13-03-REV2
 
Testimony
Dallas Burtraw
Informational and Oversight Hearing | California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation | Sacramento, CA | May 16, 2013
 
Carbon Mitigation Status in the U.S.: Secular Trends, Regional Carbon Trading and the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw
Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | Washington DC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | August 1, 2012
 
Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer
Land Economics | Vol. 88, No. 3 | 589-611
 
Are Flexible Policies not too Complex to Implement?
Dallas Burtraw and Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Robust Instrument Choice when Environmental Regulations Spill Over
Dallas Burtraw, David A. Evans, Corjan Brink, Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Embracing Complexity: Climate Policy with Imperfect Economies and Federal Governments
Dallas Burtraw
5th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics, A Toxa, Spain | Fundacion Barrie, Economics for Energy and the research group rede at the University of Vigo | A Toxa, Spain | June 25, 2012
 
Allocating Revenues from California’s Cap-and-Trade Program
Dallas Burtraw
Capitol Hill Briefing: California Institute for Federal Policy Research | California Institute for Federal Policy Research | Washington DC: Rayburn House Office Building | June 13, 2012
 
Summary for Policymakers The True Cost of Electric Power: An Inventory of Methodologies to Support Future Decisionmaking in Comparing the Cost and Competitiveness of Electric Generation Technologies
Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick
Ren21 | June 2012
 
The Consequences of Sub-categorization in a Greenhouse Gas Tradable Performance Standard
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman
Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Ashville, TN | June 4, 2012
 
What Have We Learnt from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System?
Markus Wråke, Dallas Burtraw, Åsa Lofgren and Lars Zetterberg
Ambio | 41: 12-22.
 
Retail Electricity Price Savings from Compliance Flexibility in GHG Standards for Stationary Sources
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman and Anthony Paul
Energy Policy | 42 | 67-77 | Related Discussion Paper 11-30
 
Social Safety Nets and US Climate Policy Costs
Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls
Climate Policy | Vol. 12, Issue 4 | pp. 474-490
 
Soft and Hard Price Collars in a Cap-and-Trade System: A Comparative Analysis
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen Palmer
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-27-REV
 
Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World
William M. Shobe and Dallas Burtraw
Climate Change Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-04
 
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TESTIMONY
Cost Containment in California’s Cap-and-Trade System
Dallas Burtraw
California Air Resources Board | June 25, 2013
 
Informational and Oversight Hearing of the California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation
Dallas Burtraw
California State Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation | May 16, 2013
 
Public Consultation on Investment of Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds
Dallas Burtraw
Prepared for the California Air Resources Board | 5/24/2012
 
Update on the Implementation of AB 32: Cap and Trade in Focus
Dallas Burtraw
California State Senate Select Committee on the Environment, the Economy, and Climate Change
 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade: California Air Resources Board’s Preliminary Draft Regulation
Dallas Burtraw
California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB32 Implementation | 1/7/10
 
Climate Change Legislation: Allowance and Revenue Distribution
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance | August 4, 2009
 
Addressing Price Volatility in Climate Change Legislation
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means | March 26, 2009
 
Protecting Lower Income Families While Fighting Global Warming
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support | March 12, 2009
 
Preventing Climate Change: Second in a Series of Hearings
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means | Sept. 18, 2008
 
Cap, Auction, and Trade: Auctions and Revenue Recycling under Carbon Cap and Trade
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming | 1/23/08
 
Climate Change: Lessons Learned from Existing Cap and Trade Programs
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality | 3/29/07
 
Performance High, Costs Low for Renewable Energy Sources
Dallas Burtraw
U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development | September 14, 1999
 
  
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