RAND energy and environmental analyses help contextualize the effects of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Building on a long history of policy research, RAND helps balance the need for environmental protections and economic development.
Testimony presented before the U.S. House Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on June 24, 2003.
The authors examine four recent traditional assessments of the nation's potential supply of natural gas and oil resources.
The authors estimated energy efficiency by means of energy intensity measures controlled for sectoral composition and energy prices, among other factors.
The authors show that savings from commercial and industrial energy-efficiency programs have provided a positive return on utility investment, and they demonstrate benefits of energy efficiency for Minnesota households, particularly for low-income households.
The authors show that savings from commercial and industrial energy-efficiency programs have provided a positive return on utility investment, and they demonstrate benefits of energy efficiency for Massachusetts households, particularly for low-income households.
Assesses the benefits, risks, and implications of the increased use of natural gas to meet California's growing energy needs.
Develops four scenarios of information and communications technology evolution from 2001 to 2021 and assesses their implications for U.S. electricity supply, demand, and delivery.
This report examines the implications of using alternative power-generation technologies to meet future energy demands in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
The authors propose that comprehensive resource assessment focus not on land access restrictions but on determining what resources are recoverable.
This book evaluates the potential of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) power technologies to address existing problems with the U.S. electric power transmission grid.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives on April 18, 2002.
Summarize how commercial firms have implemented proactive environmental management in weapon system design, logistics, base management, and environmental cleanup, then draw implications for DoD's environmental management efforts in these areas.
Commercial facilities have discovered that pursuing integrated, facility wide approaches to environmental management is good for the environment and makes good business sense.
Analyzes the effects of an innovative and controversial program — voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement — that is part of California's plan for complying with federal clean-air standards by the required date of 2010.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has sought to take a proactive approach to environmental issues. However, it has found it difficult to implement proactive policies in ways that affect decisions made throughout the department. This study focuses on how commercial firms recognized as having the best environmental management practices in the country have implemented those practices.
This report documents an initiative by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy to identify and assess a range of emerging issues that may affect future energy use and supply.
This report documents an initiative by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to identify and assess a range of emerging issues that may affect future energy use and supply.
This briefing presents the results of a RAND review that identified materials research needs suitable for assistance from the Industrial Materials for the Future program, which focuses on core areas of value to multiple industries.
California's deregulated electricity sector seemed to work as intended until the summer of 2000 when prices on the spot market for electricity spiked, the cost of power increased tenfold, and power shortages occurred, culminating in rolling blackouts the following winter.
Testimony presented to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, Private Property and Nuclear Safety on April 5, 2001.