Natural gas is used widely across the economy; it releases about half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal when burned, though its production and consumption releases methane (a powerful greenhouse gas). Research and analysis at RFF focuses on the development of natural gas resources in the United States and abroad, as well as its impacts and their mitigation through regulations.
Report — Jul 1, 2019
Global Energy Outlook Comparison Methods: 2019 Update
We update a harmonization methodology previously developed in 2015 to facilitate comparisons of long-term global energy projections.
Report — Jul 1, 2019
Global Energy Outlook 2019: The Next Generation of Energy
The Global Energy Outlook (GEO) provides a unique “apples-to-apples” comparison of global energy projections by leading international organizations and corporations.
Journal Article — May 3, 2019
Systematically Incorporating Environmental Objectives into Shale Gas Pipeline Development
A Binary Integer, Multi-Objective Spatial Optimization Model
Webinar — Apr 25, 2018
What Research Says on Key Fracking Debate Issues
RFF’s Daniel Raimi, Alan Krupnick, and Isabel Echarte discuss the latest research on the impacts of fracking and the shale revolution.
Workshops & Seminars — Mar 13, 2018
The Impacts of Lower Natural Gas Prices on Employment in the Manufacturing Sector
A new study by RFF Senior Fellows Joshua Linn and Richard Morgenstern finds the dramatic decline in US shale gas prices increased employment in manufacturing and energy-intensive industries much less than previously thought. RFF experts discussed the study’s results. The event also featured comments from industry, environmental, and academic perspectives.
Webinar — Feb 7, 2018
Understanding Induced Earthquake Activity in Oklahoma
A new paper in Science by RFF’s Roger Cooke and coauthors Thea Hincks, Willy Aspinall, and Thomas Gernon provides a clearer picture of the causal relationship between wastewater disposal and the state’s increased seismic activity.
Media Highlight — Jul 2, 2019
"What Will Our 2040 Energy Future Look Like?"
Forbes published an article covering the release of RFF's "Global Energy Outlook 2019" report.
Press Release — Jul 1, 2019
New Report—Global Energy Outlook 2019: The Next Generation of Energy
Announcing the 2019 Global Energy Outlook report, accompanied by a GEO data tool and a methodology report.
Press Release — Feb 19, 2019