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Resources for the Future (RFF) improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

Resources for the Future (RFF) improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.
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Resources for the Future (RFF) improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

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English


Episodes

The Facts on Fracking

2/7/2018
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RFF’s Daniel Raimi gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, drawing on both scholarly literature and his travels to every major oil- and gas-producing region in the United States

Duration:00:24:28

Could Outdoor Recreation Benefit from Climate Change?

1/31/2018
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RFF Fellow Casey Wichman discusses recent research with Nathan Chan on how warm weather days affect outdoor recreation. The study employed a dataset of 27 million bike-share trips within 16 North American cities.

Duration:00:13:24

Climate Change and the "Confidence Trap"

10/14/2017
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RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke discusses the "confidence trap" and how it distorts the debate about how to respond to the threat of climate change.

Duration:00:17:03

How Much Would You Pay for a Self-Driving Car? A New Podcast with RFF’s Ben Leard

5/2/2017
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RFF Fellow Benjamin Leard brings us up to speed on the current state of self-driving car technology and discusses his recent research into how much of a premium consumers are willing to pay for autonomous vehicles.

Duration:00:13:31

Trump’s Executive Order on Energy Independence: A Podcast with RFF’s Alan Krupnick

4/21/2017
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In this new podcast, Alan J. Krupnick, RFF senior fellow and co-director of RFF’s Center for Energy and Climate Economics, discusses President Trump’s new executive order on energy independence and what it may mean for economic growth.

Duration:00:23:24

Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Protecting Forests: RFF Fellow Allen Blackman on Land Titling in Latin America

4/3/2017
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In this new podcast, RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman sits down to talk about the granting of titles to indigenous communities in Latin American countries to take over the control of their local forests.

Duration:00:09:38

What Can States Do to Reduce GHG Emissions from the Transportation Sector? A Podcast with Virginia McConnell

3/20/2017
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In this podcast, RFF Senior Fellow Virginia McConnell discusses the interplay between state and federal policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

Duration:00:19:19

Learning About Earth from Space: New RFF Podcast on the Value of Data from Satellites

3/13/2017
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In this podcast, RFF Fellow Yusuke Kuwayama talks about his research on water scarcity using data collected from satellites.

Duration:00:10:10

An Ounce of Prevention: New RFF Podcast on Federal Flood Expenditures

2/16/2017
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RFF Fellow Carolyn Kousky discusses how the federal government can better target its expenditures to prevent damages from floods. Ironically, most federal prevention money currently flows to communities in the wake of a flood, well after the damage has been done.

Duration:00:11:17

Tax: Revisiting the Trade-Offs in Climate Policy Options

3/3/2016
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At this First Wednesday Seminar, Tom Lawler of the International Emissions Trading Association highlighted the benefits of emissions trading programs, and Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center presented the case for a carbon tax. Both participated in a broader panel discussion on the interplay between carbon pricing and regulatory measures.

Duration:01:14:08

How Do Environmental Policies Affect Jobs?

5/6/2015
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RFF researchers and a panel of experts discuss a new RFF model that demonstrates the importance of the economy-wide employment impacts of environmental regulation.

Duration:01:15:47

Looking Ahead toward Paris

4/22/2015
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RFF, the Embassy of Sweden, and Mistra Indigo host experts to discuss climate change policies and varying national commitments in preparation for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference in December.

Duration:01:54:25

Report Release: China 2050 Renewable Energy Roadmap

4/20/2015
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RFF hosts the US release of the China 2050 High Renewable Energy Penetration Scenario and Roadmap Study and an expert panel discussion of China's long-term renewable energy plans.

Duration:01:10:24

Reforming Offshore Energy Leasing in the US Arctic

4/2/2015
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RFF and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment co-host a panel of experts to examine current and future strategies for offshore oil and gas leasing reform in the US Arctic.

Duration:01:18:08

Assessing Progress under California’s AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Program

3/31/2015
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RFF researchers host a panel of experts to discuss California’s landmark AB 32 cap-and-trade program as well as the current and future direction of the state’s climate policy.

Duration:01:16:07

What’s Next for Climate Engineering?

2/25/2015
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RFF and the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment co-host a panel of experts to discuss two new climate engineering reports and their political and economic implications.

Duration:01:24:59

Global Climate Agreement and Countries' Levels of Effort

2/5/2015
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Experts from RFF and the US State Department discuss a new method for analyzing global emissions reduction plans in preparation for the UN climate agreement conference in December.

Duration:01:13:43

How Will Climate Change Affect Our Global Food Supply?

1/29/2015
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RFF researchers host a panel of experts to discuss the potential effects of climate change on the global food supply and what the US and other countries are doing to address the challenge.

Duration:01:18:34

Carbon Cap and Trade in China: From Experimentation to Nationalization?

12/4/2014
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RFF researchers present findings from an assessment of six cap-and-trade pilot programs in China, and a panel of experts discusses the future prospects of nationalizing carbon pricing across the Chinese economy.

Duration:01:37:11