Research & Policy Brief Series, Issue 80 / April 2018
By By Jenny Ifft, Travis Grout, David Kay, Dylan Bugden, Frieda Kay, David Lane, Chris Rondem, Richard Stedman, Jeff Sward, and Max Zhang – Cornell University Read more
CaRDI Reports Issue 18 / May 2018
By Jennifer Ifft (PI), Travis Grout, David Kay, Dylan Bugden, Frieda Kay, David Lane, Chris Rondem, Richard Stedman, Jeff Sward, and Max Zhang
New York State is pursuing an ambitious goal to source 50% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. In this CaRDI Report we identify unanswered questions and information needs that are central to New York meeting its renewable energy goals while supporting sustainable, prosperous communities. Read more
ISSUE NUMBER 77 / MARCH 2017
By David Kay, Dylan Bugden, and Rich Stedman, Cornell UniversityWhat is the Issue?
Recently, new oil and gas reserves in the U.S. Northeast’s Marcellus shale region were unlocked through “high volume hydraulic fracturing” (“fracking”) of subsurface rock. As technology evolved and prices increased, these resources became economically accessible, drawing industry to the region. Chesapeake Energy Corporation, one of the leading natural gas companies, initiated what they referred to as a “land grab” in a race to lock up access to the valuable resource. Other companies followed suit.
In the Northeast, mineral rights are typically owned by private Read more