Common Resources

Timely analysis and commentary about pressing environmental and energy issues.


July 6, 2020 / Common Resources

A Close Look at the New Report from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis


July 2, 2020 / Common Resources

Solar Radiation Management as a Climate Intervention: An Extended Q&A from the RFF Live Webinar


June 26, 2020 / Common Resources

Quantifying the Socioeconomic Benefits of Using Satellite Data to Detect Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms

Sanford, Michigan, Main Street flooded by dam breach

May 27, 2020 / Common Resources

Dam Breaches in Michigan Raise Questions for Dam Maintenance Across the Nation


May 22, 2020 / Common Resources

National Park Gateway Communities, the Outdoor Recreation Economy, and COVID-19

Stephen P. A. Brown

May 15, 2020 / Common Resources

Eulogy for Stephen P. A. Brown, Economics Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


May 15, 2020 / Common Resources

The State of Global Climate Policy after the Delay of COP26


May 7, 2020 / Common Resources

Tree Planting, Land Use, and Forest Climate Benefits

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May 7, 2020 / Common Resources

Keep it in the Ground? It's Not a Simple Yes or No


April 30, 2020 / Common Resources

The Transportation Climate Initiative Needs Stable Revenues. An “Allowance Supply Staircase” Will Help.


April 29, 2020 / Common Resources

Energy Service Subscriptions Could Pave the Way to an Electrified Economy

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April 24, 2020 / Common Resources

Preparation Now for Environmental Opportunities in Fiscal Stimulus Programs


April 24, 2020 / Common Resources

Stimulus Options for the Oil Patch


April 22, 2020 / Common Resources

RFFlections: On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, RFF Scholars Reflect On How the Environment Has Shaped Their Work


April 22, 2020 / Common Resources

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day


April 21, 2020 / Common Resources

Three Prongs for a Prudent Climate Policy

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April 20, 2020 / Common Resources

Deepwater Horizon, 10 Years Later—A Collection of RFF’s Work on the Aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill


April 15, 2020 / Common Resources

Legal Defects in FERC’s War on State Electricity Subsidies


April 10, 2020 / Common Resources

Can Economics Tell Us When It’s Safe to Return to Life as We Knew It?

Poplars in Oregon tree farm

April 6, 2020 / Common Resources

The Trillion Trees Act Goes beyond Just Planting Trees


April 2, 2020 / Common Resources

What Economics Can Say about an Effective Response to the Coronavirus