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What Happened in Glasgow at COP26?

Robert Stavins

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The Build Back Better Act and Green Procurement

Alan Krupnick

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Breathe Easy: Smartphone Apps Can Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Allen Blackman and Bridget Hoffmann

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

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

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The Supreme Court’s New Threat to Climate Policy

Nathan Richardson

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Accounting for Emissions in Global Trade with a Greenhouse Gas Index

Brian Flannery

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Designing Border Carbon Adjustments When Carbon Is Not Explicitly Priced

Erin Campbell and William Pizer

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

Erin Campbell, Daniel Raimi, and Seth Villanueva

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RFF Celebrates Founders’ Day

Richard Newell

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

Joseph E. Aldy

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

Michael Regan, Richard Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

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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

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Is the Clean Electricity Performance Program Feasible?

Kathryne Cleary

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Can We Use Machine Learning to Predict Energy Savings?

Karen Palmer and Brian Prest

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

Karen Palmer

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What Should Federal Agencies Assume for How Much Consumers Are Willing to Pay for Fuel Cost Savings?

Kevin Ankney, Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

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Under Construction: The Build Back Better Act

Kathryne Cleary, Marc Hafstead, Alan Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, Karen Palmer, Daniel Raimi, Kevin Rennert, Nicholas Roy, and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

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Supporting Communities with the Build Back Better Act

Daniel Raimi

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How Much and How Quickly Will Biden’s Proposed Fuel Economy Standards Reduce Emissions?

Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell

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A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Preserving Insurance at the Coast

Carolyn Kousky