Common Resources

Timely analysis and commentary about pressing environmental and energy issues.

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April 22, 2020 / Common Resources

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day

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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

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April 15, 2020 / Common Resources

Legal Defects in FERC’s War on State Electricity Subsidies

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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

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April 2, 2020 / Common Resources

What Economics Can Say about an Effective Response to the Coronavirus

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March 31, 2020 / Common Resources

The Proposed Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Ignores Their Societal Benefits

Upper Missouri River Breaks

March 18, 2020 / Common Resources

Local Economic Impacts of Federal Protected Lands: National Monuments in the Mountain West

Rafters take a break on the shore of the Green River

March 12, 2020 / Common Resources

Permanent Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund: Three Next Steps

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March 11, 2020 / Common Resources

What’s Going Down With Oil Prices: Implications for US Oil-Producing Regions

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March 11, 2020 / Common Resources

Opportunities Ahead for Expanding Forests and Harnessing Bioenergy

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March 6, 2020 / Common Resources

Buyer-Side Mitigation in the NYISO: Another MOPR?

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March 4, 2020 / Common Resources

45Q&A: A Series of Comments on the 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)

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March 2, 2020 / Common Resources

“Refined Coal” is Still No Bargain

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Feb. 13, 2020 / Common Resources

Technology-Inclusive Climate Strategy: An Open Race with Many Winners

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Feb. 12, 2020 / Common Resources

The Global Banking System Is Not Immune to Climate Change

Pump jack / oil rig near house

Feb. 10, 2020 / Common Resources

Who Wants Fracking in Their Backyard?

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Feb. 5, 2020 / Common Resources

Environmental Repercussions of Rideshares

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Feb. 3, 2020 / Common Resources

Oregon Revamps Carbon Pricing Proposal for New Legislative Session

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Jan. 21, 2020 / Common Resources

What the Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) Means for Clean Energy in PJM