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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

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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

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

Todd Aagaard, Karen Palmer, and Molly Robertson

July 6, 2022

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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

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Income Inequality Is a Key Driver of Decreased Residential Electricity Consumption

Molly Robertson

June 23, 2022

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

Daniel Raimi

June 8, 2022

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Learning from the Energy Transition in Poland: A Q&A with Wesley Look and Aleksander Śniegocki

Wesley Look and Aleksander Śniegocki

June 1, 2022

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To Tax or Not to Tax? The Answer May Surprise You

Beia Spiller and Heather Stephens

May 20, 2022

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Wetland Conservation Is Worth the Cost

Hannah Druckenmiller

April 18, 2022

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Kathy Sullivan Explores Marrying the Economy and the Environment, with Tim Dunn

Kathryn Sullivan

April 15, 2022

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Partners, Not Rivals: Supply- and Demand-Side Policies Pursued in Parallel Can Mitigate or Eliminate Leakage

Brian C. Prest

April 15, 2022

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Managed Fires Can Help Mitigate the Risks Posed by Increasing Frequency of Wildfires

Ann Bartuska and Matthew Wibbenmeyer

April 4, 2022

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“Can We Please Stop Talking about Energy Independence?”

Daniel Raimi

March 16, 2022

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Remembering Cliff Russell

Susan Russell and Raymond J. Kopp

March 10, 2022

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Bringing the Future into the Present

Alessandra Mazzai

Feb. 28, 2022

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Modernizing the Electric Grid: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series

Allison Clements, Richard G. Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

Feb. 24, 2022

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Consumers in Sweden Will Experience Low Costs When Industry Goes to Zero Emissions

Dallas Burtraw and Carolyn Fischer

Feb. 16, 2022

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Meeting the US Nationally Determined Contribution and Saving Lives

Maya Domeshek and Dallas Burtraw

Jan. 31, 2022

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Is There a Trade-off Between Equity and Effectiveness for Electric Vehicle Subsidies?

Joshua Linn

Jan. 21, 2022

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Smooth Waters Ahead for Offshore Wind?

Kathryne Cleary and Karen Palmer

Jan. 14, 2022

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More Than Just Jobs: Assessing the Public Finance Implications of the Energy Transition

Daniel Raimi

Jan. 13, 2022

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The Build Back Better Act Could Speed Deployment of Cleaner Commercial Vehicles

Joshua Linn, Wesley Look, and Cole Martin

Jan. 11, 2022