Marketplace: "Fracking Flourishes as Era of Net-Zero Carbon Looms"
RFF Fellow Brian Prest shares his two cents about the future of fracking in an on-the-air episode of Marketplace.
“If there’s going to be an energy transition and operators are considering, ‘Should I invest on a big, large-scale, long-term project or a short-term one?'” said Brian Prest, an economist at Resources for the Future. “Well, obviously, the long-term project is going to be much more exposed to the risk of reduced oil demand or environmental policies than one where you can get in and get out in a few years.”
In other words, fracking — for the most part — is a lower-risk proposition.
On the Issues — Sep 8, 2023
On the Issues: US Mining, Methane Leaks, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: US mining, methane leaks, and more.
Resources Radio — Aug 29, 2023
How Leaky is the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry?, with Eric Kort
Eric Kort discusses methane emissions from the US oil and gas sector at onshore and offshore extraction sites, alongside efforts to reduce these emissions.
Media Highlight — Aug 24, 2023
Axios: "The Case Against Imminent Peak Oil Demand"
An article that debates the timing of peak oil demand cites RFF's 2023 Global Energy Outlook.
Common Resources — Aug 22, 2023
Reviewing the Possible Approaches to Subsidize Hydrogen Demand
The US Department of Energy has promised to distribute $1 billion to help facilitate demand for the hydrogen fuel that hydrogen hubs will produce. Resources for the Future scholars detail various approaches for effective distribution of the funds.