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

Brian Prest

Aug. 15, 2022

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

Karen Palmer, Brian Prest, and Stuart Iler

Aug. 12, 2022


Inflation Reduction Act: Electric Vehicle Subsidies for Passenger Vehicles

Beia Spiller

Aug. 11, 2022


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


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

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Designing Effective Environmental Policies by Letting Markets for Pollution Allowances Determine the Value and Quantity of Environmental Commodities

William Shobe

July 19, 2022

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The Role of Voluntary Carbon Markets in Achieving Net-Zero Goals

Marc Hafstead

July 13, 2022


The Consequences of the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Ruling for Environmental Regulation

Aaron Bergman, Dallas Burtraw, and Nathan Richardson

July 6, 2022


Three Insights from the Debate Over Minimum Offer Price Rules in Electricity Markets

Todd Aagaard, Karen Palmer, and Molly Robertson

July 6, 2022


Hydrogen Hubs: Helping Ensure Their Success

Alan Krupnick, Lucie Bioret, and Jhih-Shyang Shih

July 1, 2022

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Climate Philanthropy and Transformational Change: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Andrew Steer, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

June 30, 2022


Income Inequality Is a Key Driver of Decreased Residential Electricity Consumption

Molly Robertson

June 23, 2022


Now’s the Time: How States Can Take Advantage of High Energy Prices

Daniel Raimi

June 8, 2022


Learning from the Energy Transition in Poland: A Q&A with Wesley Look and Aleksander Śniegocki

Wesley Look and Aleksander Śniegocki

June 1, 2022


To Tax or Not to Tax? The Answer May Surprise You

Beia Spiller and Heather Stephens

May 20, 2022


Wetland Conservation Is Worth the Cost

Hannah Druckenmiller

April 18, 2022


Kathy Sullivan Explores Marrying the Economy and the Environment, with Tim Dunn

Kathryn Sullivan

April 15, 2022


Partners, Not Rivals: Supply- and Demand-Side Policies Pursued in Parallel Can Mitigate or Eliminate Leakage

Brian Prest

April 15, 2022


Managed Fires Can Help Mitigate the Risks Posed by Increasing Frequency of Wildfires

Ann Bartuska and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

April 4, 2022


“Can We Please Stop Talking about Energy Independence?”

Daniel Raimi

March 16, 2022


Remembering Cliff Russell

Susan Russell and Raymond J. Kopp

March 10, 2022


Bringing the Future into the Present

Alessandra Mazzai

Feb. 28, 2022