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Benefits of Regulating Electricity Pollution Outweigh Costs To New York, Nation
RFF Researchers analyze the EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule and the Clean Air Mercury Rule, as well as variations of the policies, to determine how they compare in protecting the environment and public health of the nation in general and New York state in particular.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cannot Depend on Technology Incentives Alone
In testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senior Fellow Richard Morgenstern urges broad-based policy action on climate change.
The Case For Intensity Targets
For at least the next two decades greenhouse gases will continue to rise. In a new discussion paper, Fellow Billy Pizer suggests it is necessary to accomodate this rise while putting into place the policies that, tightened over time, are capable of slowing the rise, then stopping it and forcing a decline.
Environmental Challenges in Asia
Resident Scholar Ruth Greenspan Bell testifies before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. Congress' International Relations Committee.
The Making of Environmental Law
Richard Lazarus, professor at Georgetown University Law School, discusses the history of and prospects for environmental law at the May RFF First Wednesday Seminar.
Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms
In this groundbreaking new work from RFF Press, leading scholars in law, economics, and business debate the economic and ethical questions of corporate social responsibility.
"I think climate change is really the biggest problem facing the U.S, and in some sense, the biggest problem facing the world."
As Earth Day approaches, RFF President and Senior Fellow Paul Portney discusses global environmental struggles with CNN.
Wholesale Electricity Markets and Policy: An Overview
Senior Fellow Tim Brennan outlines twists, turns, and bumps on the road to competition in electricity
Regulating the Electricity Markets: Time to Reconsider?
Peter VanDoren, editor of Regulation magazine, speaks at the April RFF First Wednesday Seminar.
Alaska to the Rescue?
ANWR and other reflections on U.S. oil import dependence by Senior Fellows Joel Darmstadter and Ian Parry
Oil Independence Will Not Eliminate Vulnerability
RFF President and Senior Fellow Paul Portney testifies that global oil prices remain primary concern.
Needed: A Parallel Approach on Climate Policy
Senior Fellow Richard Newell suggests that emission-based climate policy, such as the Kyoto Protocol, should be complemented by a strategy focused on research, development and implementation of climate-friendly technologies.
Despite Potential for Emissions Reductions, Challenges Confront Telecommuting Programs
RFF Scholars find cleaner cars and insufficient participation limit the environmental benefits from current programs.
Estimating the Cost of Institutional Controls
Senior Fellow Kate Probst and John Pendergrass of the Environmental Law Institute have developed a framework that can be used to plan for the types of activities and associated costs required to successfully implement institutional controls at contaminated sites.
On Wednesday, February 9, Preston Chiaro, chief executive of the Rio Tinto Energy Group, will present the 2005 Hans Landsberg Memorial Lecture.
Chiaro will lead a discussion on global energy and environmental issues related to mining development in the future.
Sudden Catastrophic Change: Costing Out The Challenges of Preparing for the Worst
Judge Richard A. Posner, author of Overcoming Law and Catastrophe: Risk and Response, speaks at the March RFF First Wednesday Seminar.
The Value of Open Space
RFF Scholars Virginia McConnell and Margaret Walls review ways to estimate the monetary value to community households of urban parks, wetlands, farms, and forests, based on surveys and property value studies.
Tending the Fields: State & Federal Roles In the Oversight of Genetically Modified Crops
In a new report, released by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, RFF Researchers Michael Taylor, Jody Tick and Diane Sherman examine the issues that states are confronting in the oversight of biotech crops and foods.
So Kyoto Is Going Into Effect - How Do We Make It Work?
In a web commentary in advance of the COP 10 meeting in Buenos Aires, Senior Fellow Ray Kopp asserts that protocol compliance must be mandatory and backed by specific incentive-based regulatory policies.
Near-Term Greenhouse
A new Discussion Paper by Senior Fellow Ray Kopp suggests feasible ways for the U.S. to curb climate-warming gases over time. Such actions could produce global benefits without severe consequences to the economy.
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