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The Potential of Hydrogen for Decarbonization: Evaluating Zero-Carbon “Green” Hydrogen Against Renewable and Nuclear Power

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

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Make Recovery Easier: A Road Map for the New Administration

Carolyn Kousky

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Should Utilities Manage How Your Appliances Use Energy?

Tim Brennan

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Climate Consensus across Continents: Opinions in China, Sweden, and the United States Increasingly Align

Cole Martin and Lauren Dunlap

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The Potential of Hydrogen for Decarbonization: Evaluating Low-Carbon “Blue” Hydrogen Against End-Use CCUS

Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick

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How Permanently Has the Outgoing Administration Impacted Environmental Policy?

Arthur G. Fraas and Richard D. Morgenstern

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Considerations for Benefit-Cost Analysis under the Biden Administration

Alan Krupnick

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Hindsight 20/20: RFF’s Top 11 Stories from 2020

Resources Staff

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Is Regulation or Legislation More Durable? With Climate Policy, the Answer Is Not So Simple

Dallas Burtraw

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Cash for Clunkers 2.0: Targeting Scrappage Subsidies to Cut Costs

Joshua Linn

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The New Benefit-Cost Rule: Less than Meets the Eye

Alan Krupnick and Arthur G. Fraas

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Evidence from Wildfire Events in the Western United States Reveals Inequalities in Wildfire Management

Matthew Wibbenmeyer

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Legal Risk Hangs over Biden’s Climate Plans

Nathan Richardson

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Ecological and Economic Implications of the US Wood Pellet Industry

Francisco X. Aguilar, Elizabeth Wason, and Cole Martin

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Moving the Needle on Electric Vehicle Market Share

Joshua Linn

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Biden’s Regulatory Agenda Will Go through the Clean Air Act

Alan Krupnick

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Clean Energy and Climate Legislation: RFF’s Policy Leadership Series with Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu, Richard Newell, and Elizabeth Wason

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The Environmental Threat Posed by Mislabeled Seafood

Kailin Kroetz

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“Green” Bonds: Potential for the Marketplace to Reflect the Value of Environmental Goods

Richard Bernknopf

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Equitable Transition to a Low-Emissions Future: Public Benefits Programs

Molly Robertson