E&E News: "Meet Richard Revesz, Biden’s Choice for Rules Czar"
RFF Senior Fellow Richard Morgenstern reflects on the importance of benefit-cost analysis in regulatory decisionmaking.
Dick Morgenstern, a former senior EPA official who is now a senior fellow at Resources for the Future, said agencies like EPA had made progress recently in how they measure inequality. But when it comes to translating that data into policy options, he said, EPA is still “nibbling around the edges.”
“Asking tough questions is going to be Ricky’s strength,” said Morgenstern, who serves on IPI’s advisory panel. “When [regulatory impacts analyses] come in from EPA or any other agency and they’re lacking in more favorable options, Ricky is the kind of guy who can dig deep and say, ‘Well, how about this other idea?’
“He’s a very innovative guy, and I don’t think he’s reluctant to get involved in detail,” Morgenstern said. “Some administrators are kind of standoffish and see themselves as the CEO. I think he would probably have a more hands-on kind of view. That’s just who he is.”
Resources Radio — Oct 3, 2023
Cutting the Queue and Emissions in the US Power Sector, with Will Gorman
Will Gorman discusses the interconnection queue (the waiting list for developers that hope to connect power plants to the US electric grid), the reasons for recent growth in wait times, and reforms that could speed up the queue.
Common Resources — Sep 28, 2023
Designing Climate Policy for the Electricity Sector
Recent federal policy incentivizes low-carbon electricity generation. This conversation shares insights from experts about additional policy approaches that can help decarbonize the electricity sector while addressing environmental justice.
Issue Brief — Sep 27, 2023
45V Hydrogen Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act: The Role of New Clean Electricity
The fourth and final piece of a series exploring the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act's 45V hydrogen tax credit, this issue brief considers two studies that assume all generation built in response to new demand is clean.