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Subtopic: Clean air 19 items found
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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Analysis Deconstructed: Changing Assumptions, Changing Results
EPA regulations on mercury and other air pollutants currently under review are the subject of much debate for their potential costs and impacts on the electricity industry. In a new discussion paper, a team of RFF experts examines the assumptions behind several studies that have analyzed the potential effects of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, finding that the impacts may be less rigid and less uncertain than suggested by some models.
Thinking Like an Economist Within the Complex Climate Policy Regime
Building on recent work that highlights the need to account for institutions in crafting economic solutions to environmental problems, RFF scholars Matt Woerman and Dallas Burtraw look specifically to the implementation of climate policy—and how incentive-based thinking can help.
Why Environmental Policy Rarely Follows Economic Advice
RFF’s Dallas Burtraw explains that economic approaches to environmental policy need to consider the complex interactions of federal, state, and local governance institutions to be fully effective.
Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act
New research from RFF experts confirms that there are important, low-cost opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions at existing coal-fired facilities in the short run.
Parsing the Flexibility of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules
Clean Air Act experts recently gathered at RFF to discuss the way forward for EPA in regulating greenhouse gases. Key insights are now available online.
An Opportunity for Smart Regulation on Climate
EPA has the option to use flexible compliance mechanisms that could reduce the cost of greenhouse gas regulation by over two-thirds, according to a pair of analyses released by RFF.
Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: A Guide for Economists
In a new Discussion Paper, RFF researchers explore the regulatory tools and options provided by the Clean Air Act for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the potential legislative challenges and economic opportunities.
CAA@40: Phil Sharp on Anniversary of Clean Air Act
At a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Air Act, Phil Sharp reflects on the impact of the law on U.S. climate and energy policy.
Can the Clean Air Act Handle Offsets?
The Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to regulate greenhouse gases, but a new analysis finds that emissions offsets may not find a good fit for current clean air rules.
How Will EPA Regulate Greenhouse Gases?
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. An analysis by RFF researchers examines how the government will manage oversight of power plants and other stationary sources of emissions.
How EPA's Air Rules Analysis Stacks Up
New research by RFF Visiting Scholar Arthur G. Fraas suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency's uncertainty analysis still doesn't meet expectations.
EPA v. Climate Change
Visiting Scholar Nathan Richardson argues that the Environmental Protection Agency’s case for regulating greenhouse gases may may be weaker than many think.
Measuring the Costs of Air Pollution in China
Resources Magazine: China’s booming growth has also brought rapidly rising air pollution. A new study finds that reductions in pollution could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
Climate Change in the Developing World
Rosina Bierbaum says developing countries can’t afford to ignore climate change, and developed nations must aid poorer nations with financing and technology. The three essentials: Act now, act together, and act differently.
How Obama Can Conquer Copenhagen
At the UN negotiations in Copenhagen next month, President Obama can reclaim U.S. leadership on climate progress—even without new congressional legislation. Nigel Purvis and Andrew Stevenson provide a step-by-step outline for how the administration should proceed.
The Evolving SO2 Allowance Market: Title IV, CAIR, and Beyond
In a July 13 commentary, David Evans and Karen Palmer discuss the sulfur dioxide cap-and-trade system. While the program has been highly successful in generating substantial pollution-related health benefits at relatively low cost, the authors suggest ways to make the program still more efficient.
Overseeing International Forest Conservation Programs
With Congress designing plans to manage international forest conservation, a key question arises—who should be in charge? In a new issue brief, RFF’s Nigel Purvis, Ray Kopp, and Andrew Stevenson offer their suggestion.
Why We Need to Treat Nitrogen as a Systems Problem
In this week's commentary, Andrew Manale provides an insightful discussion of the sources of reactive nitrogen, its environmental impacts, and why a comprehensive portfolio of policy approaches is needed to contain nitrogen pollution.
Criticism of the administration's mercury proposal should not confuse the policy tool, emission trading, with the environmental target
Senior Fellows Dallas Burtraw and Alan Krupnick comment on the Bush's Administration's proposed changes to the Clean Air Act.
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