Giving a Fair Shot to Energy Workers and Communities in Transition, with Wes Look and Daniel Raimi
In this episode, host Kristin Hayes talks with Wesley Look and Daniel Raimi, Resources for the Future (RFF) colleagues who have led RFF's research on enabling fairness for energy workers and communities in transition. Look is a senior research associate and Raimi is a fellow at RFF, and the work they describe in this episode has been carried out over the past year in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), culminating in a synthesis report released on March 25, 2021. Look and Raimi share some of the lessons that they and their EDF colleagues have learned about this complex topic, including the many facets of transition, how the federal government can improve outcomes for workers, and what researchers and policymakers alike can learn from various communities and countries that already face these changing ties to the energy industry.References and recommendations:“Enabling Fairness for Energy Workers and Communities in Transition” synthesis report by Wesley Look, Daniel Raimi, Molly Robertson, Jake Higdon, and Daniel Propp; https://www.rff.org/publications/reports/enabling-fairness-for-energy-workers-and-communities-in-transition/Fairness for Workers and Communities in Transition report series by Wesley Look, Daniel Raimi, Molly Robertson, Jake Higdon, and Daniel Propp; https://www.rff.org/fairness-for-workers-and-communities/“Economic Development Policies to Enable Fairness for Workers and Communities in Transition” by Daniel Raimi, Wesley Look, Molly Robertson, and Jake Higdon; https://www.rff.org/publications/reports/economic-development-fairness-workers-communities/“Environmental Remediation and Infrastructure Policies Supporting Workers and Communities in Transition” by Daniel Raimi; https://www.rff.org/publications/reports/environment-infrastructure-fairness-workers-communities/“The Role of Public Benefits in Supporting Workers and Communities Affected by Energy Transition” by Jake Higdon and Molly Robertson; https://www.rff.org/publications/reports/public-benefits-supporting-workers-and-communities-affected-energy-transition/“Labor Policies to Enable Fairness for Workers and Communities in Transition” by Wesley Look, Molly Robertson, Jake Higdon, and Daniel Propp; https://www.rff.org/publications/reports/labor-policies-to-enable-fairness-for-workers-and-communities-in-transition/Just Transition Initiative at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS); https://www.csis.org/programs/energy-security-and-climate-change-program/projects/just-transition-initiativeThe American Jobs Plan from the Biden administration; https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/
With the ever-growing threat of climate change, one of the most difficult environmental issues politicians have to deal with is fracking. Fracking, a form of natural resource extraction, causes clear environmental damage yet is an economic backbone for many places around the country. Presidential candidate Joe Biden has been very careful crafting his policy around this issue so that begs the questions, what is it and why do we use it? Daniel Raimi, a Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future and author of The Fracking Debate, joins us to dive into the world of fracking and how it will change going into the future.
Candidate Tracker: The Future of Fracking, with Daniel Raimi
In this special episode of the podcast mini-series related to RFF's Candidate Tracker, host Kristin Hayes talks with Resources Radio regular Daniel Raimi, a senior research associate at RFF. Hayes and Raimi share thoughts about how the presidential candidates in this election cycle are talking about fracking. Raimi's research has primarily focused on the shale revolution in the United States, but he brings a wealth of experience on topics related to climate impacts, global energy outlooks, and a number of other important energy- and climate-related subjects. If his voice sounds familiar, it's because Raimi is the other regular host of Resources Radio.References and Recommendations:RFF Candidate Tracker: https://www.rff.org/candidatetracker/"The Ezra Klein Show" with podcast guest Kate Marvel; https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vox/the-ezra-klein-show/e/64883521"Acknowledging uncertainty impacts public acceptance of climate scientists’ predictions" published in the journal "Nature Climate Change"; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0587-5"Getting Real on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Shale Revolution" by Daniel Raimi; https://www.resourcesmag.org/common-resources/getting-real-economic-and-environmental-impacts-shale-revolution/"Yesterday"; https://www.uphe.com/movies/yesterday
Our new EnergyTradeoffs.com podcast episode features Resources for the Future’s Daniel Raimi talking with David Spence about his research on “Fossil Fuels and the Risk Profile of Fracking.”Daniel talks about his recent book, which evaluates common concerns about fracking, including polluted water supplies, diesel emissions, increased risks of earthquakes, and greenhouse gas emissions. Daniel explains how recent studies support or do not support these concerns. Daniel also explains how these risks can be addressed, noting how shale gas can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in some circumstance but can raise emissions in other circumstances.Daniel’s 2018 book is titled “The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution.” The interview also builds on Daniel’s 2019 paper on “The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production.”The Energy Tradeoffs Podcast can be found at the following links: Apple | Google
Does the Shale Boom Equal Climate Doom?, with RFF's Daniel Raimi
Host Kristin Hayes talks with Daniel Raimi, host of Resources Radio and a senior research associate at RFF. They discuss Daniel's latest research on the oil and gas industry and his new paper, "The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production."References and recommendations made by Daniel Raimi:"The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production" by Daniel Raimi; https://www.rff.org/publications/working-papers/greenhouse-gas-impacts-increased-us-oil-and-gas-production/"The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals;" https://www.industrialmusicals.com/
Center on Global Energy Policy launched The Fracking Debate, the upcoming book in the Center on Global Energy Policy Series published by the Columbia University Press. In his book, author Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future, Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and faculty affiliate with the University of Michigan Energy Institute, gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution. Following Mr. Raimi’s presentation, he joined Thomas Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and John Hanger, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, on a panel on fracking. The discussion was moderated by CGEP Founding Director, Jason Bordoff.