Many human activities result in air pollution, which negatively impacts human health and economic efficiency. RFF experts have been analyzing policies to monitor and improve air quality since such regulations first came to pass.
Journal Article — Dec 27, 2018
Applying Benefit-Cost Analysis to Air Pollution Control in the Indian Power Sector
An examination of the benefits and costs of retrofitting a plant with a flue-gas desulfurization unit to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions.
Report — Nov 30, 2018
How Do US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Affect Purchases of New and Used Vehicles?
Over the past decade, tightening vehicle fuel economy standards has reduced new vehicle sales and modestly increased the standards’ short-term costs.
Working Paper — Nov 21, 2018
Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act
It’s effectively become impossible to amend the Clean Air Act to address climate change because of increasingly polarized policy debates and complex rules to address air pollution.
Conferences & Panels — Jun 10, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act
Join us on Monday, June 10, for the launch and discussion of a new book from the AAAS on the Clean Air Act
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 13, 2017
What Does Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Mean for Future Climate and Energy Policies?
The Trump administration’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan includes a revised estimate of the social cost of carbon as well as different approaches for considering ancillary public health benefits and the savings from improved fuel efficiency. This RFF seminar explored the implications of these revisions for the Clean Power Plan itself and for potential future energy and climate policies.
Webinar — Sep 13, 2016
Cost-Effective Approaches for Managing Methane Emissions from US Oil and Gas
At this webinar, Stanford’s Rob Jackson and Adam Brandt presented their work on methane leakage in natural gas distribution systems nationwide, showing how their leakage estimates compare to those of EPA. RFF’s Alan Krupnick shared highlights from RFF’s study of policy options for cost-effectively reducing methane emissions—including via trading programs—as well as discussed new findings about inactive wells, which have implications for future methane emissions.