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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

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Designing Effective Environmental Policies by Letting Markets for Pollution Allowances Determine the Value and Quantity of Environmental Commodities

William Shobe

July 19, 2022

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The Role of Voluntary Carbon Markets in Achieving Net-Zero Goals

Marc Hafstead

July 13, 2022


The Consequences of the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Ruling for Environmental Regulation

Aaron Bergman, Dallas Burtraw, and Nathan Richardson

July 6, 2022


Three Insights from the Debate Over Minimum Offer Price Rules in Electricity Markets

Todd Aagaard, Karen Palmer, and Molly Robertson

July 6, 2022


Hydrogen Hubs: Helping Ensure Their Success

Alan Krupnick, Lucie Bioret, and Jhih-Shyang Shih

July 1, 2022

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Climate Philanthropy and Transformational Change: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Andrew Steer, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

June 30, 2022


Income Inequality Is a Key Driver of Decreased Residential Electricity Consumption

Molly Robertson

June 23, 2022


Now’s the Time: How States Can Take Advantage of High Energy Prices

Daniel Raimi

June 8, 2022