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Is There a Trade-off Between Equity and Effectiveness for Electric Vehicle Subsidies?

Joshua Linn

Jan. 21, 2022


Smooth Waters Ahead for Offshore Wind?

Kathryne Cleary and Karen Palmer

Jan. 14, 2022


More Than Just Jobs: Assessing the Public Finance Implications of the Energy Transition

Daniel Raimi

Jan. 13, 2022


The Build Back Better Act Could Speed Deployment of Cleaner Commercial Vehicles

Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, and Cole Martin

Jan. 11, 2022

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Remembering Thomas Lovejoy

RFF Staff

Jan. 5, 2022

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RFF Commemorates its 70th Anniversary with a Year of Research, Events, and Analysis

Richard G. Newell

Jan. 5, 2022


RFF’s Top Stories of the Past Year

Resources Staff

Dec. 20, 2021

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Buy Clean: Can the New Executive Order Make a Real Difference?

Alan Krupnick

Dec. 17, 2021


Kathy Sullivan Explores the Courage to Step Out, with Dawn Wright

Kathryn Sullivan

Dec. 13, 2021


What Happened in Glasgow at COP26?

Robert Stavins

Nov. 19, 2021


The Build Back Better Act and Green Procurement

Alan Krupnick

Nov. 19, 2021


Breathe Easy: Smartphone Apps Can Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Allen Blackman and Bridget Hoffmann

Nov. 19, 2021

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Effective Incentives for Hydrogen Production, with Long- and Near-Term Climate Benefits

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

Nov. 15, 2021


The Supreme Court’s New Threat to Climate Policy

Nathan Richardson

Nov. 5, 2021


Accounting for Emissions in Global Trade with a Greenhouse Gas Index

Brian Flannery

Oct. 21, 2021


Designing Border Carbon Adjustments When Carbon Is Not Explicitly Priced

Erin Campbell and William Pizer

Oct. 19, 2021


Two Paths to 1.5°C: Will We Take Either One?

Erin Campbell, Daniel Raimi, and Seth Villanueva

Oct. 7, 2021


RFF Celebrates Founders’ Day

Richard G. Newell

Oct. 7, 2021


A Solution to the Competitiveness Risks of Climate Policy: Countervailing Duty Law

Joseph E. Aldy

Oct. 5, 2021

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Environmental Justice and Equity: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series with Michael Regan

Michael Regan, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Sept. 30, 2021


Fuel Economy Standards Will Help Speed the Deployment of Electric Vehicles, But May Not Be Enough to Achieve the 2030 Target

Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

Sept. 30, 2021


Is the Clean Electricity Performance Program Feasible?

Kathryne Cleary

Sept. 30, 2021


Can We Use Machine Learning to Predict Energy Savings?

Karen Palmer and Brian Prest

Sept. 29, 2021


Savings Versus Comfort: How Smarter Thermostats Can Respond to Time-Varying Prices

Karen Palmer

Sept. 29, 2021