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 — 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.
Resources Radio — Mar 21, 2023
Energy Transition in Canada’s Oil Sands, with Andrew Leach
Andrew Leach discusses the trajectory of oil and gas development in Alberta, Canada, and the political dimensions of Canada’s energy transition.