A 2016 roundup of studies and papers that provide perspective on the ongoing debate over a proposed U.S. carbon tax.
2016 study published in
Energy Policy that examines U.S. public opinions of offshore drilling based on 10 national polls, with a focus on the underlying factors that shape opinions.
2013 review of scholarship on impact of air pollution in the United States, including health effects, economic costs and automotive and transportation causes. Review updated in 2015.
2014 meta-analysis in
Energy Policy that identifies robust studies in the current literature to better understand CO2 emissions from renewable energy facilities over their lifetimes.
2015 report from Yale University and the University of Florida that estimates the amount of solid waste the U.S. disposed of in 2012 and analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. landfills at capturing gas emissions.
2015 roundup of research on recent technological advances that could enable wider adoption of electrical vehicles powered by sustainable energy sources.
2015 roundup of research on the global decline in gas and oil prices, and the potential effects on public health, transportation and driving, business economics and public policy decisions.
2013 review of research and article in the journal
Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to extract natural gas and shale oil.
A 2014 study in the
Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources explores a wide range of issues related to unconventional energy, including well productivity, water use, security and pollution.
2014 study in the
Journal of Contemporary China analyzing state-owned and private Chinese firms in Africa, their characteristics and activities, and their relationship with the government.
2014 research brief on the effectiveness of state strategies to reduce emissions, by Don Grant, University of Colorado at Boulder; Kelly Bergstrand, University of Arizona; and Katrina Running, Idaho State University.
2014 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network on U.S. residents’ attitudes toward energy, by Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University and David M. Konisky of Georgetown University.
2014 review of research on cycling and 10 ideas for reporting on your community, whether it has a well-established cycling culture or there’s a long road ahead.
2014 study by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on ways that nations, states and municipalities can act to limit or reverse trends in CO2 emissions.