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.”
Common Resources — Mar 21, 2023
The Trade-Off between Costs and Emissions for the Hydrogen Tax Credit
Deploying hydrogen technologies quickly can speed up decarbonization and reduce associated costs, but also could increase emissions in the short run. This trade-off depends on how the US Department of the Treasury will implement the hydrogen tax credit.
Press Release — Mar 16, 2023
Resources for the Future Introduces Project to Measure Carbon Effects of Proposed Legislation
Today, researchers at Resources for the Future (RFF) are debuting the Carbon Scoring Project—an independent policy effort that will routinely and consistently “score” the effects of proposed US legislation for the benefit of policymakers.
Common Resources — Mar 16, 2023
New from Resources for the Future: The Carbon Scoring Project
Resources for the Future is launching its Carbon Scoring Project, an effort to provide policymakers with quantitative and qualitative climate information about their bills, reported in a standardized and accessible format.