Experts in RFF's Center for Energy Economics and Policy analyzed 25 regulatory elements related to shale gas development in 31 states that have actual or potential development activity, offering the most comprehensive review of state shale gas regulations to date.
A key finding of the report is the regulatory heterogeneity among the states. States regulate different elements with different types of regulatory tools and varying levels of stringency. This heterogeneity does not necessarily mean some states lag while others lead; local conditions may justify very different rules. However, preliminary analysis in the report has revealed limited evidence of the sources of heterogeneity.
Common Resources — Jul 3, 2013
The State of State Shale Gas Regulation
For the last year or so, we've been cataloging and analyzing state-level shale gas regulations, as part of our larger project on managing the risks...
Common Resources — Aug 12, 2022
Improving Public Data on the Carbon Intensity of the US Electric Grid
The US Energy Information Administration has been directed by Congress to gauge real-time emissions rates from the electric grid and make those data public. Recent work from RFF reviews and recommends best practices for providing these data as prescribed.