This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. EPA’s Clean Power Plan: States’ Tools for Reducing Costs & Increasing Benefits to Consumers [Press Release] States are well positioned to implement the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed Clean Power Plan, […]

This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Clean Energy Services For All: Financing Universal Electrification [Think Progress] Off-grid renewable energy is one of the cheapest, most effective ways to get electricity to the 1.3 billion people around the world who […]

RFF on the Issues: Water recycling in California; Climate change risks

Water Recycling in California A wastewater treatment plant in Northern California is offering free recycled sewer water to homeowners impacted by the region’s worsening drought conditions. Although recycled water was previously provided for industrial purposes, this is the first time that the plant is providing it directly to residents. More than 10,000 gallons were distributed […]

Resources Magazine: Do Driving Restrictions Reduce Congestion? Lessons from Beijing

By Ping Qin and Jintao Xu The city of Beijing continues to grow rapidly, not only in population, but also in the number of vehicles on its roads. Although this increased mobility has benefits, the city has become one of the most polluted and gridlocked in the world. Driving restrictions have often been regarded as […]

This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. A Realistic View of CNG Vehicles in the U.S. As U.S. natural-gas prices have fallen and supplies have increased in recent years, compressed-natural-gas (CNG) vehicles are garnering renewed attention. Major automakers, such as […]

This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Evolving Business Models for Renewable Energy …Jointly authored by ACORE members ScottMadden, Sullivan & Worcester, American Clean Energy, RES Americas, Abengoa Solar and Siemens, this resource explores key issues and provides recommendations related […]

Resources Magazine: Lifting the Oil Export Ban. What Would It Mean for US Gasoline Prices?

Stephen P.A. Brown and Charles F. Mason explain how, despite fears to the contrary, lifting the US ban on oil exports would bring down prices at the pump. Earlier this year, the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources requested a comprehensive review of what would happen to energy prices, consumer prices, and more […]

RFF on the Issues: Extreme flooding; Shale gas liability; Climate crash

Extreme Flooding Cities across the Midwest are preparing for even more floods, following torrential rains and tornados that have already caused significant damage. Some in the area have noted that such flooding has “become more the rule than the exception,” with rainfall increasing in both quantity and intensity. With increased flooding comes increased claims to […]

This Week in the RFF Library Blog

Each week, we review the papers, studies, reports, and briefings posted at the “indispensable” RFF Library Blog, curated by RFF Librarian Chris Clotworthy. Lord Stern’s New Paper on Carbon Pricing [Abstract] ‘To slow or not to slow’ (Nordhaus, 1991) was the first economic appraisal of greenhouse gas emissions abatement and founded a large literature on […]

What are the Benefits and Costs of EPA’s Proposed CO2 Regulation?

This post originally appeared on Robert Stavins’s blog, An Economic View of the Environment. On June 2nd, the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)released its long-awaited proposed regulation to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing sources in the electricity-generating sector. The regulatory (rule) proposal calls for cutting CO2 emissions from the power sector by […]