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COP27 in Context

Robert Stavins and Raymond J. Kopp

Nov. 28, 2022

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Four Issues and Outcomes That Rose to the Top at the COP27 Climate Conference

Richard G. Newell

Nov. 22, 2022

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Geeking Out on Geography: Mapping Policy Scenarios for the Energy Transition

Alexandra Thompson

Nov. 16, 2022


The US Environmental Protection Agency Introduces a New Social Cost of Carbon for Public Comment

Kevin Rennert and Brian C. Prest

Nov. 15, 2022


Remembering Robert C. Mitchell

RFF Staff

Nov. 11, 2022

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What Do Prospective Hydrogen-Hub End Users Want? We’ve Summarized Comments They Submitted to the US Department of Energy

Lucie Bioret, Aaron Bergman, and Alan Krupnick

Nov. 3, 2022

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How Can Hydrogen Producers Show That They Are “Clean”?

Aaron Bergman, Brian C. Prest, and Karen Palmer

Oct. 27, 2022

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Reflecting the Protection of Nature in Insurance

Carolyn Kousky

Oct. 13, 2022


Promoting Hydrogen: The Plan for Evaluating Hydrogen-Hub Project Proposals

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Oct. 12, 2022

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Who Puts a Price on Carbon?

Geoffroy Dolphin

Sept. 30, 2022

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The Greenhouse Gas Index: A Metric for Greenhouse Gas–Intensive Products

Brian Flannery

Sept. 28, 2022


Institutional Strategies for State-Level Decarbonization of the Electricity Grid

Maya Domeshek

Sept. 23, 2022

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What Do Hydrogen-Hub Proposers Want? We’ve Summarized Their Comments to the Department of Energy

Yuqi Zhu and Alan Krupnick

Sept. 14, 2022


What is an “Energy Community”?

Daniel Raimi and Sophie Pesek

Sept. 7, 2022

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Flood Insurance, Resilience, and Recovery from Disasters: The Case of Eastern Kentucky

Margaret A. Walls, Sophie Pesek, and Leonard Shabman

Aug. 31, 2022


How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Help Hydrogen Hubs Succeed

Aaron Bergman and Alan Krupnick

Aug. 29, 2022

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Energy Security and Decarbonization: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

David Turk, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Aug. 25, 2022


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

Brian C. Prest

Aug. 15, 2022

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

Karen Palmer, Brian C. 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