Estimation of Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania
Producing natural gas from shale generates air pollutant emissions. RAND researchers provided a first-order estimate of air emissions, and the monetary value of the associated damages, from the extraction of shale gas in Pennsylvania.
Jan 1, 2013
Recommended Research Priorities for the Qatar Foundation's Environment and Energy Research Institute
The Qatar Foundation is establishing a national research institute to conduct energy, environment, and water research. This book recommends research priorities for the institute and reports on a survey of related research institutions in the region.
Sep 22, 2011
Near-Term Opportunities for Integrating Biomass into the U.S. Electricity Supply: Technical Considerations
Biomass is an increasingly important source of electricity, heat, and liquid fuel. This report examines changes to power plants and their operations, costs of cofiring biomass, and logistical issues associated with delivering biomass to the plant.
Jul 29, 2011
This report assesses the relationship between defense spending in Hawaii and the levels of output, employment, and earnings in Hawaii's economy.
Jun 1, 2011
This report summarizes the views of 55 leading researchers in the United States, the European Union, Switzerland, and Russia regarding the competitiveness of Japanese research in 25 fields.
Mar 15, 2010