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COP27 in Context

Robert Stavins and Raymond J. Kopp

Nov. 28, 2022

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Four Issues and Outcomes That Rose to the Top at the COP27 Climate Conference

Richard G. Newell

Nov. 22, 2022

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Geeking Out on Geography: Mapping Policy Scenarios for the Energy Transition

Alexandra Thompson

Nov. 16, 2022

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The US Environmental Protection Agency Introduces a New Social Cost of Carbon for Public Comment

Kevin Rennert and Brian C. Prest

Nov. 15, 2022

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Remembering Robert C. Mitchell

RFF Staff

Nov. 11, 2022

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What Do Prospective Hydrogen-Hub End Users Want? We’ve Summarized Comments They Submitted to the US Department of Energy

Lucie Bioret, Aaron Bergman, and Alan Krupnick

Nov. 3, 2022

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How Can Hydrogen Producers Show That They Are “Clean”?

Aaron Bergman, Brian C. Prest, and Karen Palmer

Oct. 27, 2022

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Reflecting the Protection of Nature in Insurance

Carolyn Kousky

Oct. 13, 2022

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Promoting Hydrogen: The Plan for Evaluating Hydrogen-Hub Project Proposals

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Oct. 12, 2022

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Who Puts a Price on Carbon?

Geoffroy Dolphin

Sept. 30, 2022

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The Greenhouse Gas Index: A Metric for Greenhouse Gas–Intensive Products

Brian Flannery

Sept. 28, 2022

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Institutional Strategies for State-Level Decarbonization of the Electricity Grid

Maya Domeshek

Sept. 23, 2022

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What Do Hydrogen-Hub Proposers Want? We’ve Summarized Their Comments to the Department of Energy

Yuqi Zhu and Alan Krupnick

Sept. 14, 2022

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What is an “Energy Community”?

Daniel Raimi and Sophie Pesek

Sept. 7, 2022

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Flood Insurance, Resilience, and Recovery from Disasters: The Case of Eastern Kentucky

Margaret A. Walls, Sophie Pesek, and Leonard Shabman

Aug. 31, 2022

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Help Hydrogen Hubs Succeed

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Aug. 29, 2022

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Energy Security and Decarbonization: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

David Turk, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Aug. 25, 2022

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Inflation Reduction Act Can Achieve Emissions Reductions Even with Oil and Gas Provisions

Brian C. Prest

Aug. 15, 2022

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Improving Public Data on the Carbon Intensity of the US Electric Grid

Karen Palmer, Brian C. Prest, and Stuart Iler

Aug. 12, 2022

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Inflation Reduction Act: Electric Vehicle Subsidies for Passenger Vehicles

Beia Spiller

Aug. 11, 2022

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California Cap and Trade Explained

Richard D. Morgenstern and Daniel M. Adler

Aug. 10, 2022

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Climate Policy, Environmental Justice, and the Inflation Reduction Act

Margaret A. Walls

Aug. 8, 2022

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Inflation Reduction Act: Examining Electric Vehicle Subsidies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Beia Spiller

Aug. 5, 2022

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Considering Another Export Ban on US Crude Oil: What Would Happen to Gasoline Prices?

Alan Krupnick and Jan Mares

Aug. 2, 2022