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Examining the Compatibility of Carbon Markets with Carbon Dioxide Removal

Massimo Tavoni, Matt Fleck, and Annie McDarris

Nov. 30, 2023


Native Nations in the Energy Transition

Daniel Raimi, Monika Ehrman, and Andrew Curley

Nov. 28, 2023

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Adding an Emissions Cap to the Inflation Reduction Act Would Help Meet US Climate Goals

Maya Domeshek and Dallas Burtraw

Nov. 9, 2023

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More than Transmission: Examining Four Solutions That Could Help the United States Build a Cleaner Grid

Molly Robertson

Nov. 8, 2023


Economic Adaptation in the Energy Transition: Lessons from Tonawanda, New York

Daniel Propp and Wesley Look

Oct. 30, 2023


Federal Policy and New Mexico’s Energy Communities

Zachary Whitlock and Daniel Raimi

Oct. 23, 2023

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A First Look at the Hydrogen Hubs Decisions

Alan Krupnick, Aaron Bergman, Lucie Bioret, Yuqi Zhu, and Katarina Nehrkorn

Oct. 19, 2023

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Achieving the Paris Agreement Temperature Targets Would Yield Major Global Economic Benefits

Jordan Wingenroth, Brian C. Prest, and Kevin Rennert

Oct. 16, 2023


Designing Climate Policy for the Electricity Sector

Karen Palmer and Robert Stavins

Sept. 28, 2023

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Financing Investments in Climate Resilience: A New Approach

Margaret A. Walls

Sept. 27, 2023


Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life

Emily Joiner

Sept. 21, 2023


Fostering a Low-Carbon Future with the Oil and Gas Industry

Richard G. Newell and Tisha Schuller

Sept. 7, 2023


Critical Minerals: Insights from a Recent Workshop

Beia Spiller and Michael A. Toman

Aug. 30, 2023


Reviewing the Possible Approaches to Subsidize Hydrogen Demand

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Aug. 22, 2023


What Have We Learned About the Inflation Reduction Act, One Year After the Law’s Passage?

Aaron Bergman, Alan Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Nafisa Lohawala, Richard G. Newell, Karen Palmer, Daniel Raimi, Nicholas Roy, and Beia Spiller

Aug. 21, 2023


The Future of the Waters of the United States after Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency

Sheila M. Olmstead and Matt Fleck

Aug. 18, 2023


The Department of Energy Wants to Spend $1 Billion to Support Hydrogen Demand. Is That a Good Idea?

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Aug. 8, 2023


Evaluating Perceptions and Outcomes of Supplemental Environmental Projects

Pamela Campa and Lucija Muehlenbachs

Aug. 2, 2023


Far-Reaching Smoke Is Raising the Costs of Wildfire Damages

Matthew Wibbenmeyer

July 26, 2023


45V Hydrogen Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act: Evaluating Emissions and Costs

Aaron Bergman

July 14, 2023


New Proposed Emissions Standards for Passenger Vehicles: Who Benefits the Most?

Joshua Linn

July 5, 2023

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Financing the Energy Transition: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Jigar Shah, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

June 29, 2023


Power-Sector Pollution Targeted by New Regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency

Karen Palmer and Matt Fleck

June 19, 2023


Geeking Out on Geography: Mapping the Effects of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act

Alexandra Thompson

June 15, 2023