Associated Press: "Climate Bill's Unlikely Beneficiary: US Oil and Gas Industry"
A widely syndicated piece in the Associated Press includes an analysis by RFF Fellow Brian Prest on the oil and gas provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Other bill provisions that focus on renewable energy and capturing carbon dioxide from industrial plants would result in net emission reductions 10 to 50 times greater than emission increases from burning more oil and gas, analysts say.
The increase in oil and gas emissions still could be substantial — as much as 77 million to 110 million tons (70 to 100 million metric tons) of additional carbon dioxide annually by 2030 from new leasing, according to economist Brian Prest with the research group Resources for the Future.
Common Resources — Aug 15, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act Can Achieve Emissions Reductions Even with Oil and Gas Provisions
Research from RFF Fellow Brian C. Prest suggests that, overall, the Inflation Reduction Act reduces greenhouse gas emissions to a degree that far outweighs the potential increases in emissions due to the bill’s oil and gas leasing provisions.
In Focus — Nov 28, 2023
In Focus: Native Nations and the Energy Transition
This video shares a brief overview of the economic dependence of some Native nations on fossil fuel production and the challenges of a transition to a clean energy system in the United States for these nations.
Common Resources — Nov 28, 2023
Native Nations in the Energy Transition
An ongoing research project explores energy development and production on Native American lands, along with the obstacles and paths to energy sovereignty for Native Nations.
Report — Nov 16, 2023
Tracking and Evaluation of Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs at the US Department of Energy
This report builds on a May 2023 RFF workshop that sourced experiences with and proposed best practices for developing the US Department of Energy's research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) capacity.