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Modeling Deep Decarbonization in the Industrial Sector: Opportunities and Challenges for Modelers and Policymakers

Marc Hafstead and Lillian Anderson

Feb. 22, 2024

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How a Tax Incentive for Clean Energy in the Inflation Reduction Act Could Affect Low-Income Communities

Suzanne Russo

Feb. 8, 2024

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Accurately Quantifying “Super-Emitting” Leaks Is Key for the Methane Fee to Be Effective

Brian C. Prest

Feb. 6, 2024

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Verification Standards for Carbon Offsets: Breaking Down the New Proposed Guidance

Alex Rau, Marc Hafstead, and Matt Fleck

Feb. 2, 2024

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White House Rule on Clean Water Act in 2020 Dramatically Deregulated Waters of the United States

Hannah Druckenmiller and Joseph Shapiro

Jan. 31, 2024

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Bill That Would Help Track Emissions Associated with Traded Goods Receives Bipartisan Support

Marc Hafstead and Kevin Rennert

Jan. 23, 2024

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Unpacking the Proposed Guidance on the 45V Tax Credit for Clean Hydrogen

Aaron Bergman

Jan. 18, 2024

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A Tale of Two Highway Plans

Beia Spiller and Suzanne Russo

Jan. 17, 2024

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The Future of Solar Geoengineering Research

Tyler Felgenhauer and William Pizer

Jan. 17, 2024

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Takeaways from the COP28 Climate Conference

Milan Elkerbout, Kristin Hayes, Richard G. Newell, William Pizer, and Matt Fleck

Dec. 18, 2023

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Boosting Recovery and Resilience in New York State after Hurricane Sandy

Yanjun (Penny) Liao and Matt Fleck

Dec. 15, 2023

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Talking About International Trade at COP28 with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse, Kristin Hayes, Matt Fleck, and Elizabeth Wason

Dec. 13, 2023

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Electrifying Transportation: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Cathy Zoi, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Dec. 7, 2023

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Examining the Compatibility of Carbon Markets with Carbon Dioxide Removal

Massimo Tavoni, Matt Fleck, and Annie McDarris

Nov. 30, 2023

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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

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

Daniel Propp and Wesley Look

Oct. 30, 2023

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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

Jan. 12, 2024

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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

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Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life

Emily Joiner

Sept. 21, 2023