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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

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Protecting Public Lands: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series with Sally Jewell

Sally Jewell, Richard Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

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Can Timber Extraction Permits Help Conserve Tropical Forests?

Allen Blackman and Laura Villalobos Fiatt

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Celebrating Earth Day in 2021

Richard Newell

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Waiting for Clarity: Carbon-Pricing Policy Can Reduce Uncertainty and Stimulate Private Investment

Karen Palmer

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Who Benefits from EV Subsidies? The Complicating Role of Zero-Emissions Vehicle Standards

Joshua Linn

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A Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Invasive Species: People Like Us

Anne McDarris

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Getting to 30x30: Important Considerations for the Biden Administration’s Conservation Agenda

Alexandra Thompson and Margaret A. Walls

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Putting the American Jobs Plan to Work: Examining the Implications and Challenges

Marc Hafstead, Alan Krupnick, Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, Karen Palmer, Daniel Raimi, Kevin Rennert, Susan Tierney, and Michael A. Toman