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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 and Joshua Linn

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A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Preserving Insurance at the Coast

Carolyn Kousky

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The Right Policies Can Incentivize Cleaner “Blue” Hydrogen

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

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The INVEST in America Act: A Modest First Step to Addressing the Orphaned Wells Problem

Daniel Raimi

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Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month with Resources for the Future

Resources Editorial Team

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Border Carbon Adjustments: How to Implement in Countries That Don’t Have a Carbon Price

Erin Campbell and William Pizer

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Rising Income, Rising Emissions: Projections for Future Vehicle Demand in China

Anne McDarris and Zack Blumberg

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Empowering American Landowners with Carbon Credits

Ann Bartuska

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Empowering Local Communities to Manage Their Forests: Nine New Studies Examine the Ecological and Socioeconomic Effects

Allen Blackman and Randall Bluffstone

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The Role of Federal Subsidies in Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

Joshua Linn and Wesley Look

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While Corporate Support for Carbon Pricing Grows, Political Enthusiasm Remains Uncertain

Cole Martin

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How Much Will People Drive This Summer—and Beyond?

Joshua Linn

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Cofiring at Coal Plants: A Cautious but Effective Regulatory Approach to Power Sector Emissions

Maya Domeshek

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Highways in the Sky: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series with Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby, Richard Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

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Reforms to Federal Permitting Can Speed Solar Energy Deployment

Arthur G. Fraas

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Can the United States Reach New Climate Goals Set by the Biden Administration?

Lauren Dunlap

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Electric Vehicles and Equity: How Would Aiming Subsidies at Lower-Income Households Affect Vehicle Sales?

Joshua Linn