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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


Supporting Communities with the Build Back Better Act

Daniel Raimi


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

Benjamin Leard and Joshua Linn


A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Preserving Insurance at the Coast

Carolyn Kousky


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


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


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


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

Allen Blackman and Randall Bluffstone


The Role of Federal Subsidies in Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

Joshua Linn and Wesley Look


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

Cole Martin


How Much Will People Drive This Summer—and Beyond?

Joshua Linn


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


Reforms to Federal Permitting Can Speed Solar Energy Deployment

Arthur G. Fraas


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