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

Beia Spiller and Heather Stephens

May 20, 2022

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Wetland Conservation Is Worth the Cost

Hannah Druckenmiller

April 18, 2022

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

Kathryn Sullivan

April 15, 2022

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

Brian Prest

April 15, 2022

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

Ann Bartuska and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

April 4, 2022

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“Can We Please Stop Talking about Energy Independence?”

Daniel Raimi

March 16, 2022

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Remembering Cliff Russell

Susan Russell and Raymond J. Kopp

March 10, 2022

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Bringing the Future into the Present

Alessandra Mazzai

Feb. 28, 2022

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Modernizing the Electric Grid: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Allison Clements, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Feb. 24, 2022

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Consumers in Sweden Will Experience Low Costs When Industry Goes to Zero Emissions

Dallas Burtraw and Carolyn Fischer

Feb. 16, 2022

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Meeting the US Nationally Determined Contribution and Saving Lives

Maya Domeshek and Dallas Burtraw

Jan. 31, 2022

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Is There a Trade-off Between Equity and Effectiveness for Electric Vehicle Subsidies?

Joshua Linn

Jan. 21, 2022

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Smooth Waters Ahead for Offshore Wind?

Kathryne Cleary and Karen Palmer

Jan. 14, 2022

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More Than Just Jobs: Assessing the Public Finance Implications of the Energy Transition

Daniel Raimi

Jan. 13, 2022

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The Build Back Better Act Could Speed Deployment of Cleaner Commercial Vehicles

Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, and Cole Martin

Jan. 11, 2022

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Remembering Thomas Lovejoy

RFF Staff

Jan. 5, 2022

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RFF Commemorates its 70th Anniversary with a Year of Research, Events, and Analysis

Richard G. Newell

Jan. 5, 2022

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RFF’s Top Stories of the Past Year

Resources Staff

Dec. 20, 2021

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Buy Clean: Can the New Executive Order Make a Real Difference?

Alan Krupnick

Dec. 17, 2021

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Kathy Sullivan Explores the Courage to Step Out, with Dawn Wright

Kathryn Sullivan

Dec. 13, 2021

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What Happened in Glasgow at COP26?

Robert Stavins

Nov. 19, 2021

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The Build Back Better Act and Green Procurement

Alan Krupnick

Nov. 19, 2021

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Breathe Easy: Smartphone Apps Can Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution

Allen Blackman and Bridget Hoffmann

Nov. 19, 2021

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

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

Nov. 15, 2021