Many human activities result in air pollution, which negatively impacts human health, the environment, and economic efficiency. RFF experts have been analyzing policies to monitor and improve air quality since such regulations first came to pass.
Working Paper — Jul 18, 2019
Carbon Standards Re-Examined: An Analysis of Potential Emissions Outcomes for the Affordable Clean Energy Rule and the Clean Power Plan
A new analysis calls into question the assumptions and conclusions in EPA’s cost-benefit analysis of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. They demonstrate that the ACE rule does little to address climate change and is likely to have even greater adverse air quality and health effects in some states than EPA has projected.
Report — Jun 10, 2019
How Clean is “Refined Coal”? An Empirical Assessment of a Billion-Dollar Tax Credit
Billions of dollars of taxpayer funds go to "refined" coal subsidies, but the associated emissions reductions may not meet the US tax code requirements.
Working Paper — Jun 7, 2019
Building Subway Systems and Improving Air Quality in China: New Evidence from Multiple Chinese Cities
Partly to reduce air quality problems, China has invested heavily in urban subway systems. This paper provides the first comprehensive estimates of the effects of these investments on urban air quality, finding substantial air quality improvements.
Workshop/Seminar — Sep 16, 2019
How Well Are Our Environmental Laws Working? Retrospective Analysis of Federal Environmental Regulation
Join us on September 16 as a distinguished set of researchers present their work on past environmental regulations.
RFF Live — Jun 27, 2019
CPP vs. ACE: Evaluating the Economic and Legal Impacts
Join RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and a panel of experts as they examine the economic and legal implications of the ACE rule.
Conferences & Panels — Jun 10, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act
Join us on Monday, June 10, for the launch and discussion of a new book from the AAAS on the Clean Air Act
Media Highlight — Aug 20, 2019
“Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray”
Alan Krupnick is quoted in a New York Times article on President Trump's auto emissions rollbacks.
Press Release — Aug 7, 2019
New Blog: “Is the California Vehicle Emissions Agreement a ‘PR Stunt’?”
Alan Krupnick and Joshua Linn discuss the vehicle emissions agreement between California and four automakers.
Press Release — Aug 6, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Community Vulnerability in a "Just" Energy Transition, with Sanya Carley
In this podcast, Sanya Carley discusses the impact of energy transition on communities.