With national cap-and-trade legislation off the table, what are the viable options for federal climate policy? In the latest issue of Resources, Pete Nelson and I highlight RFF’s robust climate policy research, focusing on three alternatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: the Clean Air Act, a carbon tax, and a clean energy standard. To read [...]
Video is now available from RFF’s Policy Leadership Forum on linking carbon markets featuring Quebec’s environmental minister, Yves-François Blanchet.
Note that RFF on the Issues will not be distributed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Adapting Infrastructure Planning Communities are continuing to be challenged by a disaster recovery framework that “is primarily aimed at rebuilding and repairing infrastructure in place.” Citing RFF research, a new report by the Government Accountability Office [...]
Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Check out this week’s highlights below: Cities and Green Growth: The Case of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area This working paper assesses opportunities and policies for green growth in the Chicago Tri-State [...]
Here’s a shameless plug for a new RFF Press book about naming and shaming polluters. OK, the title, “Environmental Regulation and Public Disclosure: The Case of PROPER in Indonesia” is admittedly a bit owlish. But I think many will be quite interested in the contents—an in-depth case study of an innovative pollution control program in a [...]
Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Check out this week’s highlights below: Options in Recycling Revenues Generated through Carbon Pricing …A new report out recently from the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) provides a detailed look [...]
Genetically Engineered Trees American chestnut trees may be on the rise again due to a genetic engineering breakthrough that protects them from a debilitating fungus. If the transgenic chestnuts can be successfully integrated into woodland ecosystems, similar genetic engineering methods may be able to reestablish other trees. In Resources magazine, RFF Associate Research Director and Fellow Juha Siikamäki discusses the [...]
On May 6, RFF and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center co-hosted a seminar on the limits of innovation to solve ecological problems. Video from the event is now available.
Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Check out this week’s highlights below: Assessment of Undiscovered Oil Resources in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations The United States Geological Survey (USGS) today released an updated oil and gas resource [...]
Special Event: In the past, innovation has been able to address natural resource limits. However, RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth asks “Are there substitutes for wilderness, wildness, and natural beauty? Can we substitute our way out of ecological problems? Are there limits to ingenuity?” Register online to attend “The Promise and Limits [...]