E&E News: “White House Overhaul Paves Way for Stricter Regulations”
RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell comments on the White House's revised method for agencies to weigh regulatory costs and benefits.
Richard Newell, president and CEO of Resources for the Future, said these changes are “in line with up-to-date economic methods and evidence.”
“And they do a much better job of handling key issues, like climate change,” he added...
Newell of RFF, an energy economist, said OMB’s painstaking process could make the document legally durable and hard for a subsequent administration to discard.
“We don't want this kind of guidance to change across administrations,” Newell said. “We don't want it to be viewed as being biased by anybody in the scientific or the economics community. I think it has taken longer than was expected, but I think it is a very solid outcome that'll stand the test of time."
Richard G. Newell
President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
Report — Dec 6, 2023
Comparing the European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the Clean Competition Act, and the Foreign Pollution Fee Act
This report compares goals and designs of three border adjustment mechanisms: the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the Clean Competition Act, and the Foreign Pollution Fee Act.
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.
Resources Radio — Nov 14, 2023
Not a Shore Thing: Challenges in US Offshore Wind Development, with Ben Storrow
Ben Storrow discusses the challenges for offshore wind project development in recent years, how policymakers can address these challenges, and the future of the offshore wind industry.