Energy

Across the country, there are a variety of approaches to incentivizing and managing energy development. Ongoing research points to ways that government at various levels can maximize benefits while minimizing the costs of energy development

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Comparing Coal Fiscal Policies for Western States

— Coal fiscal policies vary widely across the West in terms of how revenue is generated, set aside in permanent savings, or spent by state and local governments.

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Communities at Risk from Closing Coal Plants

— This post compares economic and demographic characteristics of communities where coal-fired power plants have recently retired or are scheduled to retire.

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Time to Create a Natural Resources Trust

— Unlike most countries and state governments, the U.S. has not created a natural resources trust which could help meet volatility and spending challenges facing local and county governments.

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