Inside Climate News: "What's Permitting Reform?"
A story about the future of permitting reform references comments made by the CEO of the American Clean Power Association during RFF's Big Decisions 2023 event.
“One of my favorite issues is we’ve got to build stuff,” said Jason Grumet, the newly installed CEO of the American Clean Power Association, a clean energy business group, speaking recently at a forum held by Resources for the Future, an energy research nonprofit.
He said the fraught approval processes for building clean energy projects threaten to undermine President Joe Biden’s signature climate change law, the Inflation Reduction Act.
“If we don’t actually think honestly about the timeframes, not only are we going to fail to spend this money, but we’re going to fundamentally fail to use it in the way that is necessary to solve the climate problem,” Grumet said.
RFF Live — Jan 18, 2023
Big Decisions 2023
RFF's annual event exploring big decisions in climate, energy, and the environment in the year ahead
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.